DAVID

In the Academia
several thousand people have paid 25 Euro
to see him.
They stand still and stare.

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH

His white marble dignity
sheds a bitter tear.

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH

Red hot molten tears
gouge out his cheeks.

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH

Cracks appear in his genitals
and oh-so-slowly
he collapses
pink plastic
bending his scarred face
to avoid the curious stares.

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH

The floor swims with warm marble blood
bubbles, cools and solidifies.

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH

The people
satisfied with their 25 Euro’s worth
applaud.