Marilyn on Her Portrait


Andy, starting with a shot of
Stardom caught in black and white,
You leave out (good choice) a lot of
Cleavage when you crop me tight.

Silk-screened (inter alia) yellow
Adds a touch that makes a change.
Copyright law squirms like Jell-O.
ďFair useĒ can get kind of strange.

You donít go red-velvet naked,
Up my skirt you donít blow wind,
But as other artists fake it,
So do you. Who hasnít sinned?

Fifty copies, half in color,
Twenty-five in black and white Ė
Half a hundred ways to sell a
Star you never get quite right.

Chris O'Carroll

If you have any thoughts about this poem, Chris O'Carroll would be pleased to hear them