Look thy last on all things shitty
While thou’rt at it: soccer stars,
Soccer crowds, bedezined bushheads
Jerking over their guitars.
German tourists, plastic roses,
Face of Mao and face of Ché,
Women wearing curtains, blankets,
Beckett at the ICA.
High-rise blocks and action paintings,
Sculptures made from wire and lead:
Each of them a sight more lovely
Than the screens around your bed.
Kingsley Amis, 1922 -1995
Shitty, 1955 from Collected Poems 1944–1979
Image: Terence Donovan (1936-1996), Man About Town, 1960