Sunday, September 23, 2012

Magpie Tales 136: Sky King To The Rescue - An Ode To Pop Culture




good ol' boys and 
Sky King to the rescue...


those were razzamatazz and sex

alpha-male conquests joined and 

disjointed, bold and bellowing 

milestones of hunted fowl  and 

fair maidens; every boast flying 

higher than the others, than you,

than anyone else; beer-soaked 

nights in dancing cat houses

south of the border, slang-sung ditties 

like "calle matar, polla calle matar,

polla!"  she, her, the one at home, 

waiting in the chill of bedroom lights 

is just another booze-fueled reference

to "my ol'lady ain't goin' no whure."  


Flying Down, 2006, by David Salle 
Shared by Tess Kincaid

NOTE:  The Spanish line is from a popular novelty song that was played in the dance halls of Honduras when I was living there in 1975.  Its meaning shouldn't be translated in polite company. I'll just leave it to the readers' imagination, but it did have a reference to, um, "scoring", if you will, with a hot chick!  


Poem ©2012 R. Burnett Baker 

6 comments:

  1. oh dear...that's not the Sky King I watched
    and thats certainly not Penny!
    Maybe TV was different in NeW York than Chicago
    ......in the 50's-early 60's
    But it gave me a chuckle....who else would remember Sky King?...but you? hee hee
    Honduras huh? Hope you had fun
    these works of art are getting crazier and crazier

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    1. Suz, Penny stayed home on this one, and King was trying to save the macho man from himself! HAHA! I have no idea why I thought of this, and I hadn't thought of Sky King in decades! Loved that show as a kid!

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  2. Sky King was my hero...I wanted to be Penny...love your hip and edgy take...fun write Rick...

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  3. Um, this is mighty good Rick! Like Tess, Sky King was a TV staple in our 1950s house. I wanted to be Penny ~~ Tess and I will have to duke it out!!

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  4. Too clever for much more commenting. Well done

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