The Selfie is Symbol of Phallus (From “The Mechanical Cock”)

In the cyberspace of selective images
– man presents a limited assortment –
As the assembly line of a new porsche
– or the rare parts of an old cessna –
The selection is a careful issue
– as the editor’s office at midnight –

The selfie is symbol of phallus
– as representational system in congress –
The male bares the arms or chest
– to announce the snap election –
Woman has right of suffrage
– she elects with precision of calliper –

The procedure is by secret ballot
– no caucus in the august chamber –
Despite the propaganda of the state
– woman appraises by her taste –
She kindly refuses the foot-rule
– she is expert of Craniometry –

(begin letterbox poetry)

Only a poor woman can fit a
mechanical rooster through
a letter.box ………………….
Better to see with the eye
……. of a needle than …….
to hump a camel …………..

(end letterbox poetry)

Fatima Lasay, Quezon City
Sunday, July 6, 2014

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