Mustaches (image-based)

June 19, 2017
By miatoll BRONZE, Seattle, Washington
miatoll BRONZE, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"That which we manifest is before us." -Garth Stein

We’ll thrust their women to the wall,
They said with boorish minds and
Unclean mouths. We thrust still the weaker vessel
To the wall, yet when we push, the
Ones stumbling are the men,
Their mustaches pressed to the fence.

The author's comments:

This poem was inspired by the black and white photograph of two men against a wall taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Brussels, 1932. It's also a salute to Shakespeared infamous work, Romeo and Juliet, from the line "'Tis true, and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall" (spoken by character Sampson).

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