Saturday, February 26, 2011

Babe, what must I do?


Just what, exactly, are you trying to tell me? St Johns Park, New Town. February 2011.

Historically speaking, barbed wire is a reasonably recent invention. Emerging in the 1860s, it is all about inexpensively securing property. At its most straightforward, barbed wire fencing requires only posts, wire, and some kind of fixing device. Even better, any bugger can assemble it!

It’s also awfully useful for cleaning your teeth.

50-50, by Langston Hughes

I’m all alone in this world, she said,
Ain’t got nobody to share my bed,
Ain’t got nobody to hold my hand—
The truth of the matter’s
I ain’t got no man.

Big Boy opened his mouth and said,
Trouble with you is
You ain’t got no head!
If you had a head and used your mind
You could have me with you
All the time.

She answered, Babe, what must I do?

He said, Share your bed—
And your money, too.

3 comments:

Roddy said...

Cleaning your teeth? I don't think I could handle the taste of metal in my mouth.

J Bar said...

Top shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kris said...

Plus a good poem!