Warhol at the Factory~ by Will James

Warhol at the Factory

He walks on water; he floats across the room.
On the wall, his paint by number flowers bloom.

He’s one part pornographer, two parts whore.
(Billy Name hands out masks at the door.)

Over there is a portrait of Chairman Mao
hung next to a silkscreen of a floating cow.

To the left are studies of Marilyn Monroe
and several images of Jackie O.

A doctor makes his rounds.
Brando and Elvis have lost a few pounds.

Batman has somehow misplaced his cape.
Ultra Violet accuses him of rape.

They walk on water; they float across the room.
On the wall, the paint by number flowers bloom.

©2014 Will James


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Bio: Will James is a poet. He first took up the guitar at the age of 11 in his hometown of Minneapolis. He moved to Dallas Texas at 17. After spending 4 years in Paris, France, he returned to the United States in 2006. He now resides in a converted loft in Bill Clinton’s former high school in Hot Springs Arkansas.


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