Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Painting the town red (though it is really more a sort of burnt umber)
It was long after Butch Cassidy had hung up his hat,
Baby Face Nelson left his wet boots out to dry
and Bonnie and Clyde had long since retired
when a ragtag band of artists planned the heist of the century
pulling off the greatest crime since the renaissance.
They could see the 20th century wasn’t shaping up to be
the world that was promised
(in 19th century impressionist etchings,
ancient DaVinci sketches and an obscure series
of French postcards predicting the future)
and decided to stick the future where it hurt,
in the wallet.
Rothko was the architect.
He painted Plan A on a cubist blueprint of the bank.
They merely needed to follow his lines
around square rooms and boxy…
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