Tuesday, September 20, 2011

EXECUTIVE SOOT & A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAH ~ by Antares


EXECUTIVE SOOT


the funny man speaks through harmless lips. He
operates in the presentperfect sense of his
pastparticiple mind & occasionally wonders why
the future seems so tense. Serious
man almost funny busynessman
working honest hours &
dishonest lifetimes
racing rockinghorses
in the dark. Honest
workingman eats his lunch
crammed between punchclock &
traffic jam. Big
bossman does his algebra
(ma & pa said son you'll go far)
with profit&loss plan. Funny
money man who saves his honey
like a busy bee on dear ol'
Maggie's Farm

[1969]



A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAH


A dollar for Dollah
And two for Maniam
Ah Kow has three
Now he's a Tan Slee


Datuk, datuk on the dole
Why do you do only what you're told?
Shake your sarong, tap your feet
Nod your head and grab a seat!


Errand boy blue
Look what you've grown into
From errand boy to erring man
In just a year or two


Mommy says I'll grow up strong
If I don't hang around the grownups for too long
Daddy says I'll grow up rich
If I don't mind being a sonofabitch

[written in 1970, revised 1994; from MOTH BALLS (Magick River, 1994)]


Drawings by Antares

4 comments:

baDboyzs said...

ya d antares y de funnyman making the smiles coming slow but faster

Antares said...

Haha... dat's de whole idea, baDboyzs! Thanks, bro :-)

zorro said...

Brazenly mischievous!

Antares said...

@Zorro... I was only 19 or 20 when I scribbled these... not much has changed lah!