All that Glitters
I see that you are eating a dish of jewelry
How nice it must taste!
Diamonds are smooth and sparkling
like the finest French champagne
Platinum has a nice chewy texture
Like peanut brittle perhaps?
The earth is heating up
Glaciers and ice bergs are melting
Golf courses will drown
Trump Tower will fill with
the few remaining creatures of the sea
The wretched of this earth
shall grow parched
as water sources disappear
They shall grow hungry
as grains wither on their stalks
What is your secret?
How do you digest your pearls
Masticate your pendants
Expel from your well-irrigated colon
a choker studded with cubic zirconia?
we all crave your recipe
for living without organic matter
Your skill is vital to survival
in the coming apocalypse
[Portrait of Melania Trump, eating jewelry. Farsi couplet by the renowned poet Hafiz, above Melania, reads:
"Not every glittering face can enchant/Not every mirror-maker's a Sikander" (Sikander is the Farsi name for Alexander the Great, who, legend has it, was the inventor of the mirror. Many thanks to Ali Minai for suggesting this couplet)]
Acrylic and multiple glitter colors and grades, on wooden panel, 20" x 30")