Cat Ross and Gary Hewitt

Self Portrait, St. Louis 1
Cat Ross, response piece

Gary Hewitt, inspiration piece

House of Six

At the house of six I spotted a steroid mouse.
He ran furiously away from a ravenous pig,
And the piano was played by a tail forked Diablo,
And tapping his feet was a green-scaled dragon,
And all the while I dreamed of oblivion,
And to my head I pointed a magnum.

The barrel was fat of this lazy magnum.
I shot a bullet yet missed the mouse.
He pointed his ears in blissful oblivion
And dared me to shoot the pig,
Who cleaned the teeth of the green-scaled dragon,
Under the gaze of amused Diablo.

That demon clapped, this devious Diablo,
And bade me raise my murderous magnum,
To dare me to shoot the green-scaled dragon.
And on his back hopped a laughing mouse,
To the hearth came the hungry pig,
To see my eyes gaze to oblivion.

My thoughts blank in antiquated oblivion,
A walkman sang, ‘twas the fellow Diablo,
Who yanked the tail of our unfortunate pig.
And me, I sucked a smoking magnum.
With impatient paws lurked the hiding mouse,
And most bemused was the green-scaled dragon.

‘Oh do come on,’ boomed the green-scaled dragon,
For his impatience did question oblivion,
And on his tongue danced the balding mouse,
For his fur was singed by that rascal Diablo.
And to him I pointed my loaded magnum,
And he released the curly tail of the pompous pig.

To me did run a liberated pig,
Avoiding the breath of the green-scaled dragon.
My hands did tremble with a sweaty magnum,
Thinking, ‘Am I dead or in sweet oblivion?’
Laughter tweeted from a red-skinned Diablo,
Who listened dear to his good friend mouse.

And to me the pig confessed of oblivion,
The green-scaled dragon deferred to Diablo.
I disarmed and gave the mouse the magnum.


Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it. Copying
or republishing anything you see here without express and written permission from the author or
artist is strictly prohibited.

One Comment

  1. Posted February 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm | #

    This was a fun collaboration! The photo makes you wonder about the subjects, and the poem gives life to it!