This Is Not A Pipe

by Samuel De Lemos

Vindication

Emancipation

Realization

Abomination

Let these words roll off your lips

Like warm jelly

On melted buttered toast.

A warm heart

and top hat,

“This is not a pipe”

Marguerite

painted a

Philosophical

consideration

that brought about

articulation and

scholarly

tribulation–

Like the naked chess players

in Duchamp’s mind.