Am-aican Me Crazy      24 x 36 self portrait;  oil on canvas with slide transfers

copyright 2012  Rick Plummer

I once was a child

I once was a student

A husband, a father, a dentist 


not forever

Fatherhood gave grand-fatherhood  

Dentistry gave way to artistry 

A chance to ponder mysteries 

Worthy temporality

Honoring the gift of life

My marks on paper will outlasts me

A smudge

Of who I was

Perhaps, they'll  also

Maican me un-crazy