- Vol. 07
- Chapter 05
The Reincarnation of an American Pop Artist
Not Mallard, Bufflehead nor Canvasback—
instead, Andy returned as White Pekin.
Dressed in feathers, he appeared content.
Carried tenderly, human hand cradled
his body. Before my eyes, silkscreens,
flashes of soup cans, multiples of Marilyn,
triples of Elvis, leapt from my memory—
then Coke bottles, lithographs of shoes,
sketches of feet danced across road,
as I walked around pond. Though daffy
to muse, after his rebirth, do you think
Warhol wigged out at the site of his web—