Newspoem 23 March 2003

Mayor Guiliani Outlaws Painting, Arrests Artists

The city's decree forbids public expression
Police distribute tickets, impound works, jobs
Now the counterfieters outside the museum
Show lovely protest signs—in oils


{24 artists, chosen by lottery, may pay $25 to sell their work outside the museum,
as of a law passed March 1st. Of the many people who sell art on the street, only 14
have even applied for the lottery, the rest face the police. This is a 24-word lipogram in their honor }

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