The Idris Elba Look-A-Like (a poem)

Hanging out at a Latin Freestyle event.
Buddy of mine playing classic Latin freestyle from the 80s.
Even mixed in 80s hip hop.
 
Me watching some woman’s big booty.
Or should I call it culo grande?
I never approach her.
She’s with a dude.
 
Night ends.
Some dude looks at me and smiles.
 
“You know who you look like?” he says. “Idris Elba, bro.”

Took me by surprise.
Don’t really see the resemblance.
Yet, Elba and I are somewhere close in age.
I’m a few years older.
 
Months pass.
Idris Elba named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
 
Remembering dude saying I look like Elba.
Wonder if Elba’s female fans think the same thing.
Wonder if I can use that to my advantage.
 
Well, ain’t no harm in me finding out.

About Patrick Scott Barnes

Most of Central Florida knows Stone Crazy (Patrick Scott Barnes) as a poet. Yet, he also photographs, DJ and blogs. The rest of the time, the now sober blogger guzzles Diet Coke in Central Florida nightspots.
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