Abstract Expressionism

Mandolin and guitar. Pablo Picasso. 1924. Public domain

Picasso reported a theft

By art thieves who barely had left.


“Did you see them?” cops prodded.

“I think so.” He nodded.


“Perhaps you could sketch them

To help us to ketch them.”


So he sat down to draw

And they watched him with awe.


After they knew

What Pablo drew,

Arrests swiftly came.

I cite them by name:

Mandolin, guitar, and horse.


But do I jest? Of course.