“Be Vague” my eighth ekphrastic response for National Poetry Month prompted by another painting by the awesome Marcel Herms.

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“Be Vague” my eighth ekphrastic response for National Poetry Month prompted by another painting by the awesome Marcel Herms.

Be Vague

Recognition follows your
strive to be vague.
Lose sharp edges. Fade
A little at the corners.

This will define you.
Nothing must be prominent.
If it stands out make it sit down.
Don’t make an exhibition of yourself,

blend into background.
Urban camouflage expert.
Stealth worker. No loud clothes.

Self efface, deface your selfies
If you must. Annunciate in whispers.
Mumble. Stay off the interweb.

It is only self publicity and aggrandisement.
Aver bright colours keep
to the colour of shadows.

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