You Have To Be Ready For Ridicule by Ed Sanders

by Mark Chmiel

Leonardo packing up the Mona Lisa in 1516 to live near the King of France
You have to be ready for ridicule
The plane plops on the beach in 1903 after just a minute
You have to be ready for ridicule
You silkscreen Marilyn Monroe all in gold in the fall of ’62
You have to be ready for ridicule
You get an idea that the continents are all adrift on thick plates of the earth
You have to be ready for ridicule
You saw a saucer on the high sands of time
You have to be ready for ridicule
You don’t think a mall should be built on a meadow
You have to be ready for ridicule
You’d like a nation-wide, affordable non-profit health care system
You have to be ready for ridicule