Treasure Island

John W. McEwers

(6/20/1980 / Nova Scotia, Halifax)

21st Century Man


I'm a loose-lipped doe-eyed four-eyed rustlin' bustlin'
21st century man
who's two-toned mind-blown shark-skin big-boned
baby has left him
And my big-and-tall lookin'-small barnyard-stall act
at the justice-less bars
don't a work no more.

If I go ten-gallon ten-penny hard-as-roofing-nails
or if I'm lovey-dove push-shove not-rough happy
and quoting Paul Bunyan, Marky Twain, or anyone but me

it seems I just can't dress/mess/confess to impress
this new century

Submitted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, February 01, 2012
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  • Kevin Patrick (2/25/2012 1:54:00 PM)

    I was caught by the title because it reminded me of the king crimson song. But its funny as hell. I especially love the last line, great write (Report) Reply

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