It is expected that I affect
– with a beret or some other literary cap –
the effect of a poet.
I contrive to be caught
in pyjamas during daylight
to elicit exclamations ;
how bohemian!
My cardigan must not be darned,
those holes speak volumes
about my talent with words.
Don’t dare to bore me
with washing-machine drivel,
my lofty mind is above all that;
have you read my latest book?

©Cindy Taylor 2009


10 Comments Add yours

  1. I think I’ve met that person.

    1. theonlycin says:

      lol, they are thick on the ground …

  2. nrhatch says:

    Are you talking to me?

    Are you talking to me?

    I love the holes in my clothes . . . that create that “je ne sais quoi.”

  3. deepercolors says:

    You are a veritable fountain of creativity. I can’t get that kind of flow going very often at all. Are you going to put together a chapbook or do yu already have one?

    1. theonlycin says:

      I have it ready dc, but publishing cost are prohibitive in South Africa and poetry is very low down on the list.

  4. opoetoo says:

    I think I like “they are thick on the ground” as much as the poem.
    love it!

    1. theonlycin says:

      High praise from whence it comes, thanks opoetoo!

  5. Lyndatjie says:

    The restaurant close to our work (La Vie) has them. Their posing and posturing makes me smile every day as I walk past. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      hehe, I know La Vie well!

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