Slings and Arrows

Slings and Arrows

1999 gouache on paper 14 x 10 inches

Slings and Arrows  Feb. 25, 1999

How does she have the gall

To stand there at all

And show

What no one really wants to know?

Yet somehow she’s there

Not ashamed to share

Who she is

With anyone not afraid to care.

What did Shakespeare say about

“The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune?"

Well I’m sorry

But she’s just too outrageous

For me to listen to her story.

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