Art Music

it all came from somewhere.
yeah, sure.
maybe 50 years ago.
but it all started "here"

(["here" refers to a state of mind
that encourages independence in creativity
and rebellion against
a conformist establishment.]
Example: Hemphill Gallery
to which a good friend of mine,
we'll call her Jenn with one "n,"
was telling us of the jerky disposition
of its owner George.*)

*according to others he acts
as if he has so much money
he has been able to
avoid life altogether.

I say after everyone at Alex V's
greets Erik Denker as he arrives home
and retrieves his sports coat
from the backdoor of his car

then Jenn tells us
how George Hemphill
treats people like
underlings and idiots