Crumpling the Newspaper (a poem)

Jean Dubuffet picked up a newspaper,
crumpled it and added some glue to turn

that pulp into little men and women,
“a glorification of newspaper

paper.”  That’s the deal—you just have to squeeze
the news out.  I too could be an artist

if I could get it all out this morning—
perfect little men and women, none dressed

     in uniform,
               or fanatic.

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