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    The modern-day artist has more serious preoccupations

    Than his cavemen ancestors' wild elucubrations

    In Lascaux they etched bovines

    In Tassili they specialised in caprines

    And in ancient Zimbabwe their thing was divines.

    In the Rocky Mountains the braves

    Engraved bisons in their caves.

    But today when nature calls

    Graffitti of bums pricks and tits

    The modern-day artist

    Splashes on the lavatory walls.

    (Photograph of Kyrghiz stone engraving by Karim Cassimally)
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