The Museum Piece

by joetwo

Bathed in soft light

Free to view by all

Gawked at by slack-jawed tour groups

And over enthusiastic children

Illuminated by occasional camera flashes

Insulted with misinformed words

Sits the piece

In its ignominious end

Once the pinnacle of art

A sign of unbridled power

Now just an exhibit

To amuse and inform

Robbed of all it meant