Seeing Jackson Pollock at The Museum of Modern Art in Late August

He could have used cake on the canvas
Flaking, falling, dyed and enhanced cake mixes.
To celebrate a post-war world, one must use the confetti’s 
And Betty Crocker birthday boxes.
One must move away from the classics.

When we were finished 
We walked across the street to a silver cart serving
Chopped chicken and lamb over iceberg and rice. 
Add white. Add red.

When we were finished 
We walked across the street to another silver cart:
A trailer, selling soft serve ice cream dipped 
In an assortment of rich reds,
Earth colored browns, and stark blacks.

We could have stayed an extra day
Up there on the east side of Manhattan, walking, 
Skipping subway stops, 
Watching black, flocking starlings 
Fly by the buildings while we ate soft ice cream, 
Already melting, dripping onto the concrete