Ten thousand people volunteered
to be photographed in the nude
but Woolworths vetoed the move
because it would cause disruption
and not because the shoot was rude.
A spokesman exclaimed, “Struth!
I don't buy it, it's a lot of baloney,”
But the supermarket giant replied
“What we said is the naked truth
even though it may sound phoney."
The situation is still very tense;
the society of the shopping precinct
declared the decision was nonsense;
people would follow their instinct
and embrace the artistic nudity.
But to avoid the risk of sedition
and encourage a reconsideration
the lensman suggested a petition.
© Luigi Pagano
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Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.