On a Plate, a Poem

Got Schooled

Alright Monaghan-

handed me my ass back

on a plate,

but I've been in the Big Apple,

subways and high heels,

stinking homeless veer out

of brownstone cabbie smog-

and bastard orators on every train..

cordless mics and deaf riders;

some chick pretending to have MS

and a brand new cast, and the folks

who have seen her schill tourists

every day for a year...

Great Chinese, even in White Plains,

and my tough Cousin and me,

shouting about bags of cats,

busted up on stop signs by

the next crop of Berkowitz's-

going to an art opening, me and

a gay friend roaming around in

fringed white buckskin, just

to piss off the eliteist crowd...

the Met, the museums,

Dad and me getting lost

for hours, snub nosed against

the glass partitions..

Curry smells, gyros carved off

of lamb staves, over-priced

but worth it... every penny...

Belly up Monaghan with

a "G".

Stand over the hot grates

and deliver something more

than an ode to selfishness.




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moonfroth 3 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

Oh this is a magnificent rhythmic roll of street impressions, language, and perceptions. After reading the fist five lines, I was hearing the cadence of Ginsburg's HOWL.--quite the flash. You should be a national treasure. Now that you've had your ass handed back to you, get it in gear, bundle up a hundred of your pieces and GET THEM IN THE HANDS OF THE RIGHT PUBLISHER. You've twiddled your genius away long enuff on Hubs. On to the next phase, Kid...............!


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Hyphenbird 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I agree with Moon. Get 'em packaged up and where the world can read and benefit from your poems. Have this one near the front! I love ya! Hy


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A great poem.

Eddy.


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moonfroth 3 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

HYPH _ Hey! Where have YOU been? Good to see you on top again. BTW--how's the Satan project coming along?

HAT -- What is with you? Do you ever offer a complement and just let it sit there, with NO annoying twist? The poem has to pass YOUR "accuracy" test before it can be regarded as "Ironic'? Whatever that means. Please consider this next point. I've read emuff of uour stuff to see you're a damn good writer, so if your writing has a particular effect, it's because you're DOING IT DELIBERATELY You write comments like a control freak Attention is ALWAYS called back to YOU The reader is off balance, mumbling, ". . .what the hell....?" because you make sure he doesn.' understand.

This is all 'way beneath your talent and youe character, It.s dumb. Stopo it!


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lilyfly 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska Author

Moon, Hy, thank you, thank you, I actually spent the day trying to figure out how to sell poetry rather than pay to get published. I've been published; I've tried numerous publishers, maybe Hy has ideas?

As far as Madhatter, I've tried everything to get thru to him. I simply erase him now, and I need to learn how to block him completely. I had a guy on one site that actually drove me to a suicide attampt, right after my Mom died- he got my trust ,and then wrote a personal e-mail calling me a fraud, etc. I'm afraid that's where he's heading...Love you guys... lily


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Hyphenbird 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Moon, I have been working on that Satan project. I have new ideas on where and how Satan came about! Exciting and new.


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lilyfly 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska Author

Doggone it Hy, I was asking for help w/ Publishers... Helooooo? Haha! lily


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Hyphenbird 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Sorry Lily. Moon turned my head. giggle

I wish I did know of such a place. Paid publishing for poetry is a hard one. Maybe you can create an eBook and sell it online. Darcy Chan sold over a million copies of The Mill River Recluse that way.

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