Poems of the Week

Modus Opertunist

by Alex Steelsmith

“A Danish artist has been ordered to repay a museum after delivering blank canvases… titled Take the Money and Run
[The museum had loaned the artist, Jens Haaning, about $76,400.] ‘I am shocked …’ [Haaning says, claiming] he doesn’t have
the money to repay the museum. … ‘It… also puts me in an unmanageable situation where I don’t really know what to do.'”

Flimmery flammery,
Jens the blank canvas man
takes all the money and
runs to the bank.

Told to repay it, he
stays right in character,
drawing a blank.