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c215's Simply Cat

Street Artist Rubbish

thom thom

soak up the side streets of Montmartre, 
Paris, 	Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy
class less 	art combusts	then drips 

- street beggars & tourists cant

writer Rubbish pastes   lace traceries
ala mode 	decoupaging decay 	
his cut-paper layers	grace	   anoint		
no longer anonymous		walls

stencilist C215’s “simply a cat”
defies sourpusses not to smile—see
heaven		art 	yes art  with style 

the banality of poverty held at bay
pureed	souffléd	life wolfed-down
colors synced 

spray-cannoned Lothario’s like David Walker
entrance	Picasso’s on the brink, 
Romani-hearted paint peddlers 
of the Republique

- street beggars & tourists cant

Thom Thom’s décollage 	rip-cuts 
the billboard scene	titillates	the unseen
—culture-lovers—can-canned Lautrec’s 
bedded with Che Guevara politics 

come tilt with the masse
	come play your part
in Montmartre 
near Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy
where wicked pissers 	defy
cliché 



First Published in Clockwise Cat January 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/13/2016 12:18:00 PM
For a moment I thought I was reading a Poem from a famous French writer with the beauty of French artwork on the walls. Thanks for this new venture dear friend. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra K Kapoor
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 10/21/2017 8:03:00 PM
how wonderful to hear from you dear friend! I do hope all is well with you & your family?
Date: 8/12/2015 4:19:00 PM
Ok I'll be honest; I only read it twice, but I have been dazzled by the projection of images that I can well relate to. I will read it again after I post this comment! The picture you present is clear in my mind ~ should be....I was there not more than a year ago! Montmartre is lovely; I could spend hours there. Txs for reviving sweet memories, Debbie! ~ a fav. ~ paul
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Date: 8/5/2015 2:15:00 AM
Debbie, wow!!! you got me here!!! I love how you formatted it and the repeating phrase! to my faves!~Olive Eloisa =')!
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Date: 8/4/2015 11:03:00 PM
Congrats on writing this gem and its success! Definitely a higher form of poetic art. I read it four times and each time was a pleasure! A7
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Date: 8/4/2015 2:10:00 PM
Debbie, I love everything about this amazing write, fantastic 7 and I want to thank you so much for my placement in your For Whom The Bell Tolls contest, I am so honored, also I hope your kitty is doing better, mine is growing like a weed and her whole look is changing
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 8/4/2015 3:18:00 PM
Thanks for the thank you but it's unnecessary Constance. I always enjoy the skill put into your verses! & Penny is doing well now!
Date: 8/4/2015 12:24:00 AM
Wow that's so lovely Debbie, loved to read today!
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