LOCAL
POETRY

Doreen Noonan

West Norwood Voices

Part 1

'Male models wanted … £5 …'

He sits upright
in a long darkened smock
covered from head to toe
in priest-like robes

Under light fairy fingers
with grace and with ease
she moulds his fine hair
to a high-wave degree

At the pull of the brush
his roots set astir
as her feather-like touch
sets him a-blush

Bound in shiny black leather
from his elevated throne
he sighs and he woes

'Who dares ask for more –
At £5.00 a cut
Top Master
Amore!
Amore!'