of a brush
on a pale-skinned canvas,
forms taking shape
smooth curves, unblemished skin
an ideal form.
perhaps with a familiar face, or based
upon a photograph of a loved one,
a character from a show.
to ask questions. instead,
paint the answers,
in the form of
swaying hips and
paid up front.
draw by request, anything
your sick little mind can dream up,
and it can be yours... for a price.
it is the lesson every artist learns,
the progression from starving to success: