What If Venus . . .
by Steve Mitchell
What if . . .
The Venus de Milo had the ugliest arms ever? I mean really ugly. I mean, so ugly the arms made you feel tense and embarrassed looking at them even though they’re only marble – limbs all asymmetrical and twisted and scarred with deformed elbows and beefy, hairy forearms and knobby, crooked wrists and calloused knuckles scrawled with LOVE/HATE tattoos and jagged, dirty, finger nails, and torn weight lifter gloves and oh, oh, and a broken Casio wristwatch held on with rubber bands.
Just . . . ugly, ugly arms.
That’d be unfortunate.
I don’t know much about art, but that wouldn’t be pleasant to look at.
Whoever lost those arms would’ve done the world a favor.