the lift

© photoart of street mural

X marks the spot
pen and ink drawn outlines on the naked
an artful coupling veiled in hottest red

was it just a bare wall begging for paint pot
spare street canvas of passionate position
or maybe some directive in its juxtaposition?

if you can’t do this take the lift
do this and you’ll  need the lift
do this before you have need to use the lift

not necessarily a foul aimed shot
disgusting dig at the disabled – but a kind of elevation
wheelchair bound for a rooftop garden

Mature message for this week’s poetics: And the sign said..

18 Comments on “the lift

  1. Everyone should do that at least once before they have need of the lift! And hey, why not after, too? Very fun tie-in to this photo!

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  2. So enjoyed this, Laura. The double entendre and the fact that this sign is directional for the queen’s garden. Subtle irony.

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    • Thank you Victoria for picking up on its light hearted puns

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  3. Wow! A steamy one. I enjoyed all of your interpretations of this unusual sign.

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  4. Now that’s a way to get a “lift” before taking the “lift!” Love this take on the prompt.
    We will be in Valparaiso, Chile next January and I am so excited to see all the street art there. I suspect it will be an amazing poetic muse 🙂

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    • glad you appreciated the humour Beverly – had momentary doubts about suitability!

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  5. I was staring at the picture and I just noticed the “X” in it. It might not fit such an elevator, but maybe it will amuse those riding in it.

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    • took me a while to spot the x and gave me the first line and the lift followed on from there

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  6. I enjoyed this one, Laura! Beautifully done!❤️

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