dustbin man

Aug 28, 2021


I see the graceful swing
of his smooth locs first,
stretching like fingers
down his muscled back;

easy sway of hips
strutting down the road,
working his orange high-viz
like it was amber-encrusted;

dustbin smell trailing behind
like gooey-eyed fangirls
begging for just one selfie,
a treasured autograph.

reggae tune resting
in his trimmed top-lip;
stinking to high heaven,
but feeling so damn sweet.




Traveler, poet, educator, yogi, activist, artist, writer, British-Jamaican Londoner living in Ghana https://soundcloud.com/gracelouisewood