Self-Image

When we look at others, who have done more than we, and are better than we, we begin very soon to hate our own life. — Vincent Van Gogh

Is it hubris or irony
to be proud of the fact
one’s view of one’s work
mirror’s Van Gogh’s?

They say some of history’s
greatest artists
had no idea
how great they were.

What they fail to mention —
out of all the artists
who feel their work is crap
90% are probably correct.

On the other hand,
out of all the artists
who feel their work is great
90% are probably incorrect.

There are some people
who have tried to convince me
I am in the wrong 10%
and this encourages me.

However, the millions of adoring fans
who should be following me around
chanting my name–ripping off my clothes
haven’t materialized.