To celebrate Dig A Pony‘s 1st Birthday, Pino Portland ran a competition to write a poem inspired by Horse Shoe or “U” shaped bars. I put pen to paper, or fingers to computer, entered and won the competition. Perhaps I had an unfair advantage. With the time I spend in the bar, I have effectively been researching the poem for the last year. Anyway, I won an awesome bow tie, which I will be wearing just as soon as I learn how to tie it.
Here’s my winning entry…The best shaped bar, bar none, he said, Is the one with curvy sides. For all those angular, squared-off things I really do despise. They encourage only introspection, Mirror glances; A vain erection! No! Find me instead at that horse’s shoe With a smile that says softly, “It’s not me… it’s ‘U’”
You see what I did there? I enjoyed writing it. Maybe I’ll create some more poems soon.
Pino Portland are running a great event next week called “Portland Undressed” with a special speaker Elizabeth Cline. Today’s the last chance to buy tickets. Here’s more details on facebook.