James Lang has been making art since the early 80’s. His main interest is in sculpture and he specialised in bronze and ceramics early on. (He did an MFA art program at Pratt University under Licio Isolani.) Lang has combined his studies in literature with his art and enjoys writing witty vignettes about the sculpture that he personifies.
Find more of James’ work at jlangart.com
The Country is in a Crouch
(Title taken from an article by Maureen Dowd.)
The country is in a crouch It could be that I'm slouching on my couch Masking and unmasking myself Inflating and deflating my Inner tube because Under confinement and Drowning with love for my brothers and sisters My tubeless bicycle needs to stay safe. Still, the country is in a crouch It could be we shall spring out of our pouch My tiger-striped cat will take a broker's leap Up the tree and Stock options will flutter despite Covid's glee. I think of bubbles when I am in a crouch From Alka Seltzer to Champagne All is good for the ouch I had a dream of being tested 100 million times And each test requested To guess how depressed my tongue could chime! Today, I gawked at a Sheriff who Fired his pistol at the opening of a restaurant And I gawked at my hairdresser who Was drinking liquid crystal at a clip So I turned on the tube to listen to Dr. Fauci Offering words of immunization As he tried not to be grouchy.