By Paul Mullen
you are living proof
of this second-rate culture
you mock my moustache / paisley cravat
(of Tootals, England)
handed down through generations
pass comment on my
skinny jeans rally others to laugh at me
you think it’s ok to call me names
ridicule and shame me / sabotage my poetry
you in your little town
of tiny minds
where (only) conformity
what can i do?
how do you skin
that has never ending skins?
Paul Robert Mullen is a poet, musician and sociable loner from Liverpool, U.K. He has three published poetry collections: curse this blue raincoat (2017), testimony (2018), and 35 (2018). He also enjoys paperbacks with broken spines, and all things minimalist.