Michael Philips

Tango Stupido - Poem by Michael Philips

The locusts come to buy trinkets
And observe tango demos.
A man in a red sweater motions,
His hand is a flag.
You want photo of paid dancers?
You want photo of yourself with paid dancer?
Best price for you, my friend.
We’ll put a fuangi hat on you.
Impress the girls.
You want photo?

Tango tango tango tango tango tango

Are we in the USA looking for cowboys?
Are we in Paris looking for artists wearing berets?
Maybe we’re looking for sumo wrestlers in Tokyo
Or snake charmers in India or bullfighters in Mexico.
Oh, now I remember - we’re in Buenos Aires watching tango dancers.

Tango tango tango tango tango tango

There. Now you don’t need to go there.
I’ve already told you all you need to know.

Comments about Tango Stupido by Michael Philips

  • (4/18/2006 3:43:00 AM)

    I'm standing wating for you to dance with me, red dress on, rose between my teeth. What's that? You're not coming...shame. Oh well, I suppose I'll just read some more of your lovely poems instead.
    Anna xxx
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  • (4/12/2006 6:59:00 AM)

    this has all the ingredients that i consider to make up an essential michael phillips poem - loved it. especially when you said tango tango tango tango (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2006 6:57:00 AM)

    Full of enthusiasm and hits...good one...Thank u,

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  • (4/12/2006 6:57:00 AM)

    Don't like to dance, Michael?
    This is delightful!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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