Friday, January 6, 2012

A Symbolist Painting Glimpsed Through a Moving Window

(the fiery Armaghetto of Apokolips)

The painting is hard to parse, but it looks like Gleek,
The Wonder Ape is in the foreground, but his head
Has been replaced with that of a suffering and elderly
Christ, sort of a Dorian Gray Isa, but his body is gingerly
Handing up a white, teflon tiki-mask, to a brutal looking
Fellow, somehow reminiscent of an Easter Island Moai,
But with a markedly heavier brow, lending it a resem-
Blance to certain of Picasso’s women, or maybe
An exaggerated Darkseid.