songanddancegirl

"It's about words, and words are all I have…"

KICK

YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE ME TO KICK AROUND

The angry clerk 1/2 sneers 1/2 leers  as my book  7yrs.

in the making  is retrieved from the BACK of the shop

BOTTOM shelf   from BEHIND $300 jeans    Hip store

sells:   Canadiana   Fashion   Curiosities    +3 books

Madonna  Douglas Coupland    +me

 

So how did I become one of three?  No fame  No critical

acclaim  Chained self to chair in buyers office   works like

a charm   Then there is the so hip it hurts  little bookstore

where staff have perfected the dropdeadlittlenonamepoet

glare   Your glowy red hair makes us writhe with: KILL THE

FASHIONISTA BITCH  envy

 

The metallic pink brogues may have tricked the wraith-like

owner into buying your pretty tome  but you now must grovel

before  all of  US   Seems that US  have sold several of my books

+have lost the remaining copies  Poor little Song&Dancegirl

collects dust  & mouse matter  under a sink somewhere

 

But on the shelf where my books should rest   between Bukowski

+ e.e. cummings  I spy a few copies of a famous CanLit poet  shoved

in a corner  neglected+bent  +yellowing  Somehow this gives puny-poet

the courage to keep on going

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S_DG2

 

Winter  2014

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