artists of any kind---
the thieves of life.
it is not that we steal life from others---
we capture anything &
from the world around us,
translate, transcribe, appropriate &
making something new.
we produce work when confronted with
any foul excrement that life may bring,
when others may just wallow in it---
& we survive through our work,
taking every experience of our own
every moment we witness in the world---
documenting these things
as the true
historians of our species.
and while some get beat,
& more often than anything---
simply ignored or
some of us
get away with it all.
we have committed the perfect crime,
you and i.