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Head of a Woman 1924 by Pablo Picasso 1881-1973

Head of a Woman 1924 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1995 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T06928

Something broke inside her

no superglue tricks could fix

She didn’t know how it happened,

maybe it was already cracked

and finally gave in

Did she do it by mistake?

Or did someone knock her down?

Maybe it was due to a series of

hit and run accidents

by countless offenders in the past,

the collective damage now taking its toll

She just wanted to sleep and heal

yet sleep ceased to heal

because it was infected

with the virus of hurts, tears and sorrow

Erase the memory,

dope it, drug it, drift into a coma,

disinfect it with powerful chemicals

that leave their residues,

forming another set of cracks,

that deepen and crumble insidiously.

What to do sounded simple,

but doing it was complicated,

all it required was

heart, will, and determination,

but she wasn’t sure

how much more she still had in stock.

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