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Homo Pubicus

by Zettel 

Posted: 14 September 2007
Word Count: 50
Summary: Real not imagined

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Homo Pubicus

Lank greasy ginger hair
one pierced ear
tarnished pirate earring
barrel pack not six
tattoo 'I love mum'
sweat and halitosis
In a bad place
dirty levi's stained
and his teeth
This vision's saving grace
his tee shirt legend
'Natural born lover'
an ironist
in sweatshop cotton

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joanie at 19:04 on 19 September 2007  Report this post
Hi Zettel; yes, very real, I'm sure! I can picture him perfectly. I like the simple straightforwardness (is that a word?!) of this; it's effective, I think. The 'ironist' is wonderful.

Clever title, too!


Zettel at 13:35 on 21 September 2007  Report this post
Thanks Joannie

Just a bit of fun


Tina at 11:07 on 24 September 2007  Report this post
Hi Zettle

I read this ages back and meant to post and then didn't as the word halitosis has set me off on another poem - more later - but anyway - just to say that I enjoyed this a lot - mademe think of Billy Brag for some reason????

Sorry for delay in brain / hand action
Great title


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