Treasure Island

Mandolyn ...

i danced with a hobo

he smelled like beef and cheese
two of my favorite things

swift, he was
his feet were air craft
which reminded me
of whipped cream

and beef
his arms like salami
someone was feeding him

i don't mind dirt
his skin was the mojave
desert, prickly
when i stepped on his foot.

this man could DANCE

he asked me for change
i laughed-
called him funny then sighed
sniffed his tie

then he broke up with me
because i told him i was hungry

Submitted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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i tell ya, bums have rhythm and i bet they went to prom.
wrote this in 2010.

Comments about this poem (i danced with a hobo by Mandolyn ... )

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  • Mike Acker (7/19/2014 3:21:00 PM)

    I am beginning to love your style. I especially liked this one. Very unique style! (Report) Reply

  • Jeff Gangwer (7/11/2014 10:13:00 PM)

    Have you seen the movie, Hobo With a Shotgun? It's B-movie trash - very tasteless. (Report) Reply

    Mandolyn ... (7/11/2014 10:30:00 PM)

    i haven't! i'll have to check that one out. i love your writing too gangwer! gangwer style...

  • Daniel Y. (7/9/2014 8:24:00 PM)

    This is a simple, quaint little poem. It reminds me of an episode in the TV series Mike and Molly, when they each other's vows describing each other as their favorite foods. This kind of playful analogy seems a little primitive, but I think it has a beautiful element as the poem continues, and tries to explain why this is a valid expression of real emotions.

    I liked this poem, please read one of mine. (Report) Reply

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