The Science Project

We cut the canvas into small, perfect squares
four equal sides

placing them beside one another
in a formulated mosaic (looking nothing like the original).

Changing the art of love into the science of love

with principles, periodics, a gross amount of pride.

I know now

what was wrong with us, wasn't us at all,

but our insistence on facts and percentages,

the need to be right.

an inebriated desire to prove a theory

instead of making art for love's sake.

(Penned in 2009)