Issue 14
Manifesto Two: Braque on Progress and Mimesis

You are making a pictorial fact, and no one cares
how many times the violin, in truth, has been played.

Do not imitate, Make the strings and the neck
and the small, hollow body of color. In this way,

Christ made loaves and fishes enough for thousands.
You must be more primitive, brother.

Paint with only one brush, and a smaller palette
you crush from the foods you have failed to eat.

Look, I am falling in love. See the black fish?
The birds I have improvised? The new

surface I have made for the world.