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Hollywood Is The Pits (Free verse) by Lenore
Stench in my nose; the tar is black With scattered trash from pit to pit, And the gays ride on gilded backs From the shadowed blocks where they buy fake tits. Women, with eyes covered hiding stitches, Old men tired of easy riches, Pimps, wearied from slapping their bitches. Sleep. Wake, for the tattered scarf of gray That flutters its folds from each altered state Shall spread, and become another day, And nothing can cause it to stop or wait. Wake, in your penthouse or flat in the slums, If you’ve feasted on flesh or feasted on crumbs, Whether you’re stars or bankers or bums, Wake ! Work! I’m a tourist with little pity For the back that is weak and the shoulder that sags, And you who would live in this god-awful city Must pay for your velvet or sweat for your rags. Actors with glamour and scandal for sale, Bleary-eyed Runaways fresh off the trail, Working girls and crack hounds and gangsters on bail, Work !

Up the ladder: Kill me
Down the ladder: caught amist

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Arithmetic Mean: 6.6666665
Weighted score: 5.4482355
Overall Rank: 2907
Posted: September 23, 2004 12:05 PM PDT; Last modified: September 23, 2004 12:05 PM PDT
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[7] Bachus @ | 23-Sep-04/1:27 PM | Reply
Whatever tour bus you were on took the short route, try New York, more snowflakes -- less earthquakes.
[10] wFraser Allonby Q.C.w @ | 24-Sep-04/4:49 AM | Reply
I can't be bothered to read this poem but I'm going to vote anyway
[4] T. Jonathron Remp @ ::1 | 17-Oct-17/3:20 PM | Reply
There is not one single causal strand of the many worlds multiverse that would not have a higher mean expected utility for its constituent beings in which this poem also exists -4-
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