Frustrations of the Reincarnated Vincent Van Gogh

15 Aug

Here on holiday
From working drudgery
I realise
That I’m the reincarnation of Vincent Van Gogh

There in the mirror
His face stares at me
His haunted eyes
Scrappy beard on sticky-outy cheekbones

Then it dawns on me
I cannot paint for shit
Which is a bummer
What with people’s expectations and all

And it’s difficult
To go back, forget it
When one summer
You find out you’re the reincarnation of somebody better


3 Responses to “Frustrations of the Reincarnated Vincent Van Gogh”

  1. skat April 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    Gosh, this is so good and so funny! I love it!

    • BRH April 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

      Thanks! You forgot ‘profound’ – or maybe you didn’t!

      • skat April 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

        You’re right! It is profoundly profound!

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