Men in Ties

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I know not why but I despise
men with tightly knotted ties.
and men who always tie their ties
far too loose and far too wide.

Men who walk around in socks,
men who wear their suits to shops,
and men who prefer to wear frocks,
and funny, fancy, frilly tops.

Men who dust and clean their shelves,
men who barely clean themselves,
and leave behind revolting smells
in places that they choose to dwell.

I would not care if or when,
I never saw a man again.
But of course it does not help,
that I’m a fucking man myself!



Photograph by Thomas Leuthard

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Lucas Howard

When I was seven I started copying poems out of a book and telling people they were mine. When I ran out of good ones to copy, I had to start writing my own. I have been performing and organising nights on the UK spoken word scene now for over seven years and am most of the way through writing the first draft of my first novel 'Zedlist', which is serialised on here. As the story is in fetal form, any critiques or suggestions are most welcome.

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