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Less Than Nothing




Les C. More back from the vay-cay holidays,
giving my poetry peeps
a look-see at an odd Klondike meet




He ain’t nothing but
small potatoes
Trying to live
big-talk lettuce large

His backsliding snowshoes
walk so holey
That short con grifter grin
spin tall tales — 
Green giant beanstalk
talk guacamole-y

Mucho moneybag dreams 
full of empty air,
that don’t ever avocado amount to nothing
Small-time schemes
of simple-minded plans,
which never pan out  ...  sub zero foul headed south
Always bringing in less than nothing

He ain’t never gon bandito be nothing
but a small fry — 
Small-time peso, catphish criminal
on an asphalt pond coin hustle
Pennywise pygmy putting on froggy airs,
croaking a tough guy cry ... squirting big croc tear lies
Acting like dollar store muscle

But his big, bad Canadian woofs
be a poodle scare farce, 
French barks full of nothing ...
giving him kennel plenty caged time
to have more polarizing, petty cell thoughts — 
Little gray matter blowing 
big bluster got busted  ...  Arctic cop caught

Leprechaun brain freeze melting grandiose dreams
into Yukon fools gold, iron bar moonbeams
Solitary mote musings eyeing elephantine endings:
more get-rich angles, poach-the-poor fantasies

Tiny-hearted man with big swindle hands,
always got a large lung bag of con 
for holding paper vapors less than nothing

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/18/2019 4:29:00 PM
I can imagine this spoken in a kind of jive talk patois that would bring out the embedded music of the highly effective words. An appealing style and I am very impressed with it, Freddie.
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Date: 1/23/2019 5:00:00 PM
a man on the run for a few bucks... slam it more, freddie... you are so good at this... huggs
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Date: 1/23/2019 1:21:00 PM
Interesting and unique way of describing this person, only your pen has such descriptions..
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