Love Letter to Picasso

by Jennifer Best

horseless carousel dance
spinning an endless solo riff
we go on opium smoke
over a sea of pilgrim white
marching for immigrant rights
me and picasso oh we go way back
him and i
tied a scarf around our neck
and hung from the balcony
for arts sake
we go on
another cracked outsider disaster
by the water
where we dipped our brushes
old picasso
with his firm fingers
and proud cock walk
to which god do we pray?
the dog of art

Jennifer Best is a twenty-four year old writer from montreal. herwriting and art have appeared in ditch, prose toad, lit circus(forthcoming) and blank magazine. she likes beer, making out andwalking in the rain. you can visit her at