Poem 187 by PT Davidson

I really used to
really like watching
Starsky and Hutch

on tv when I was
a kid. People used
to say I looked a

little bit like Starsky,
although his nose
was much bigger

than mine. Who
could forget Starsky’s
bright-red two-door

Ford Gran Torino
with white vector
stripes, nicknamed

the Striped Tomato by
Hutch. I always
wanted one of those

cars. I also always
wanted one of
those over-sized

black and white
cardigans that
Starsky always wore.

Mouse and Galv from
my school each had one.
They were so cool.

I also used to really
like watching The  Six
Million Dollar Man.

Steve Austin, astronaut.
A man barely alive.
We can rebuild him.
We have the technology.
We can make him
better than he was.
Better, stronger, faster.

He was the ultimate.
I used to be really
good at making that

‘do do do do do do
do do do do do do’
sound that came on

when he activated his
bionic eye. I still am quite
good at doing it actually.

‘do do do do do do
do do do do do do’

PT Davidson

PT Davidson is originally from New Zealand, although he has spent the past 24 years livingabroad in Japan, the UK, Turkey and the UAE. His poetry has appeared in al dente, ulcer, Pre-Text, Otoliths and BlazeVOX, and he some poems appearing shortly in After the Pause, Clockwise Cat and Futures Trading.

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