We were in need of a whole day…
all we got were a whole 45 minutes.
In this compressed frame,
we witnessed the employee-made pieces,
all varied expressions of creativity and craftsmanship
against ghost white walls
in a cleanly, friendly basement.
Up the stairs we went,
into the lobby of a broad space
molded into a modern, urban castle.
In the main atrium, the animal heads came into view,
a dozen or so,
apes and dragons and bears… OH MY!
Can’t recall the exact material used,
but I saw them all as colossal shapes of stone,
held on stands, 10 feet or so off the floor.
fervent with a raw quality the other exhibits did not possess.
Sure, there were relics on display too,
representing Africa, Italy, the Middle East,
blah, blah, and blah.
What a comedown in under 45 minutes.