Instructions on how to win a popularity contest

welcome to the catwalk
toe up to dat chalk
we all tread our wears
but peel away the layers
sum of the plastic bubble?
hey I ain’t here for no trouble
contrive and thrive
brain dead or alive
will it survive?

examining stress levels
from daily devils
come to naught
when divining afterthoughts
of undocumented terms
it don’t make the worm squirm

instead make it up as you go along
you do it for a song
isn’t nat what it’s about?
it’s all about clout
show biz wiz
because it isn’t what it is
it’s what it seems
take it to extremes
who would know?
even better for the flow?

going through life with eyes squinted
glasses rose tinted
doesn’t sharpen the focus
bull shit hocus pocus
cuts down the scope
better than death on a rope?

what’d they say bout a blind squirrel?
you go girl
a squirrel. that’s a rodent right?
words for a fight?
can a rat splat flat if
a tongue tyin acrobat?
now that’s where it’s at
with a baseball bat

roaches scamper cross my floor
you know what rhymes with floor
looking for crumbs
fucking dumb

don’t misconstrue
a clue
2  for a dollar
shit’s getting taller

ka ching



Written by Scott Schoffstall
© January 6, 2011
all rights reserved

Poetic Sojourn


About Scott Schoffstall

I'm a relatively new poet having started in earnest 11/2010. I have sought the authentic and am still on that quest. I've diverged from the norm yet always reached for the universal. My interests were always beyond the here and now. Beyond the taste, touch, smell, hear, see. Where the mind and the spirit transcend the physical. They say perception is reality. Is it? Are we truly all there is? View all posts by Scott Schoffstall

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