Still Life’s Like That
I try to sketch today with pen and pencil
But my hand does not respond to what I see.
The shadow shading’s just a shade too dark,
And the limbs and trunk look lifeless on this tree.
I cannot master what is termed perspective.
My 2-D picture’s not at all exciting.
Self-criticism soon becomes invective,
So with pen and pencil I’ll just stick to writing.