Poetry Corner: “Slime in the back lanes”

Slime in the back lanes

greasy bacon haired
worm rotted popularity on the suburban to downtown bus
toothless
scabbed hands red from the oedipal clasp on cheap sherry bottles
decorated by filthy hands and nails
that reeks of “please don’t touch”

fleeing refugees from an uncaring society
victims of hedonistic failure

All depends on the needs for idealistic heroes
and funds of the welfare state

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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