Thursday, May 22, 2008

shoe shine man

smeared
black wax
on empty shoes.

zombie
just arrived
dirty clumping steps.

silence
in rhythmic
chit chat galore.

buffed
to life
as shiny mannequin.

on
thin air
dusty street corner.

by
mister clean
shoe shine man.

Copyright 2008 JO Janoski

10 comments:

  1. has a kind of *snap* to it

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  2. love it. we've got a local guy who walks the downtown streets yelling, "shoe (long pause) shine!" it's very musical.

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  3. Who doesn't love the shoeshine man? I agree with scot... lots of snap in this one. Well done!

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  4. nice ode
    don't recall ever having my shoes shined
    for that matter, I only recall seeing one and that was in an airport
    small southern towns where all the rednecks walk around barefoot...
    not much need for shoe shines I reckon

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  5. hey this great. can picture a shoe shine man in a thirties movie.

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  6. Good going!! shoe shine man. :-)

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  7. check out your sleek new look... just came from scot's.. i love this,, and his,, you a two are on a roll.....

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  8. This is very well done....has the energy.

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  9. Love it! There's something about a good shoe shine...
    You should check this out, it's funny and it relates to your poem there.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uPY-sGRIL30

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  10. Hahahahaha! Casey, you're right! I just checked out the video.

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