Poems For Sale!

This guy was selling poems at 16th Street BART last night:


The sign inside his typewriter case said “Pick a subject and price then get a poem.”


I’m pretty sure I tried this one as a young lass, with no luck (newsflash: my poems were shitty).  Judging by the crowd surrounding this young poet, he’s doing much better than I ever did.

What do you suppose the most popular poem topic was?  Probably healthcare.

Author: Kat Malinowska

My enthusiasm makes up for my misses.

22 thoughts on “Poems For Sale!”

  1. He was dressed in a retro-nerd costume every time I saw him though, I guess the mission calls for more laid-back approach.

  2. I’ve see this guy around, out on the open ocean, in a dingy, wearing a purple slicker, waving around a freaking MARMOSET-RIB, and it wasn’t even raining.

    That’ll be three dollars.

    1. If by popular you mean three people are doing it…there should be more poetry in the world. So support writers you see trying to make their living doing what they love…and stop supporting so many shitty bands.

  3. So he’s kind of like operating a food cart, but instead he’s operating a word cart? Hmmm. The mind races.

  4. His name is Lynn Gentry. A sexy, talented gent he is. Also, the woman “olu” mentioned is probably Monica Storss.

  5. I like him because he’s black. Black people are not usually good at stuff but he is good at stuff. Like a typical black person you can find him in the bart station or on the streets. I got a poem off him for 3 quality biscuits and a red shoe lace. I was a deal. I never read the poem, as I was out of toilet paper and really had to go boom boom. But it was a deal non the less.

    OBAMA ’08!

  6. I watch the trees move with the wind slowly turns me in a spin. Going upas we climb the hills being safe within our wills. Having faith within our faults feeling through these desperate times. Knowing we can survive. Finding out what I left behind all the memorys that I cried. Are you willing to give up this mess? Don’t give up don’t give in, you know I love you more to this. It’s a new day live each moment cause you have chose this.

  7. Hello, I would like to invite you to join; The Poetic Voice Community. It is a writer’s site where you can enter contests – add poetry and get feedback. The latest entries are listed on the blog posts. Click on link, and check us out! Then join, and post.

    Website: http://poeticvoice.ning.com/

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