Today’s prompt is to take off. Write a poem about any kind of take off.
One artist mimics another,
Copies the masters to learn the trade.
Masterful imitation earns the appellation “in the style of”
A well-done model is an homage
But, claim it as one’s own and
It’s a forgery, and criminal,
A poorly done piece is a knock-off,
And most take-offs fail as travesty.