I’m getting another tattoo, so this dream is easy enough to figure the source of except for that rhino with a cake.
The shop I need
Is in a tattoo bazaar –
Stall after stall of flash on the wall
And separate lighting, separate flooring,
For each one, as if
You’d be standing in a full shop,
We look through some
Of the other art, until the man
Who will do my 3-hour design
Says he’s ready.
There’s another piece I like,
I say to my friends, and they both
Beg me not to say
It’s the rhino with the cake,
Because they both want it.
The rhino is painted along the back wall,
Cute and illustrative.
But I meant an idea for a sleeve
On my artist’s pinboard,
Of a bird on a branch,
Both drawn with chemical formulas