Andy Warhol and Archie
(by Jack Mitchell)
Death does not mandate a return
to dressing department store mannequins.
Warhol looks around... aluminum foil walls.
He opens a cardboard box, takes out
old Polaroids, magazines, a rabbit's foot,
And you can, despite dying from absurdity,
dehydration after gall bladder surgery,
be as famous, or more famous, than before.
Warhol sets up two cheap home movie cameras,
one to film himself... and the other one to film
the first camera as it films him. He goes back
to the cardboard box, sits and pensively stares,
finds a hand mirror in the box, looks at himself,
Death does not get rid of acne. And I suspect
that my cameras don't really have film.