Mary McCallum has started an exciting new Tuesday Poem event for bloggers (see her blog for details and links to other blogging poets taking part).
Lament of an Old Punk
do they think they invented it
these pierced youth?
no studios in my day, you just
picked up a safety pin off the floor of the bar
and shoved it through your cheek
five times I pierced myself that way
except one time I used the business end
of a ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ badge
it’s easier if you get drunk first
but sometimes you just need the pain