Thursday, March 26, 2009

That which they can do

That which they can do
not themselves,
they teach others to do
for themselves.

They make dough not through
their would-be art,
but instead by selling you
a course in art.

You pay them a nice and hefty fee
with the great hope
that you may be
the next great hope.

But, after that, if you fail,
there is a place you can fall back:
To be a seller with web and email
a course in art to the artlorn hack.

Note: art includes writing of all kinds, of course