after Rose Villard, curator, Jeu de Pomme

I spy on Goering as he lifts Bruegel’s “Hay Harvest” to an easel; 
under a blue horizon, peasants in miniature walk over wheat
turning to gold. On a wooden rack, Leger’s “Woman in Red and Green;”
the woman’s head, a helmet, her body armor striped in red.
My camera records the theft: Cezanne, Gauguin, Lautrec,
Matisse, Renoir. Names of the owners — Kann, Rosenberg,
Rothschild, Schloss — hide in my pocket.  
Later I signal: ‘Halt the train’.  Images shift in their wooden boxes.