Is art close to your heart?
Michealangelo kept it close to his.
As well as in his head,his hands, his mind.
Its said he talked of little else
but mainly to himself.
An emminant man has even said
there can be times when art and autism overlap.
Take a check list,pen a map
of his pecadillos
watch him draw on his cigarillo
as he smoothly brushes the cracks in his roof.
Was he a loner? Mark yes
Token line in conversation
that got less and less over the years?
There is proof.
Testy,self absorbed aloof
to the core of his being?
Tick that box.
Intense desire to control,pull the strings?
Highly functioning,few friends,
endlessly singing the same tune?
No headroom for emotion.?
Is this what he really grappled with?
Ash from his cheroot floating roof to floor
inside the Sistine Chapel.
Whitewash flaking from his bathroom ceiling.