Saturday, 18 January 2014

In the Cultural Bargain Bin Today, We Have


Life deodorant,
Not the truth,
Simon Cowell’s
Cloven hoof.

Books about
Some tragic life,
Last week’s girlfriend/
Next week’s wife.

Racist jokes
From ITV,
(Autumn Nineteen-
Eighty-Three).

Pirate-copied
Barbie dolls,
Fatalistic
Exit polls.

Teenage games
Of Truth or Dare,
Elton John’s
Bionic hair.

Shark-infested
Legal teams,
This week’s nightmares/
Last week’s dreams.

Answers from
The Great Beyond,
Harry Potter’s
Flaccid wand.

All the tat
You’ll never need,
Last year’s savings/
This week’s greed.

Cauterized
Aesthetic taste?
Welcome to
The Human Waste.

(After Byron Vincent's "Bargain Runt", which you can find in his
book, "Barking Doggerel".)

2 comments:

  1. The Harry Potter lines made me nearly drop my drink from laughing!

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