In the once-thriving city of Dundee
striding purposefully along for all to see
is this eccentric, comic-character, local man
known far and wide as Desperate Dan,
desperate, they say, to get away
from this city famous for its poets beside the river Tay
to the fine buildings of Embra or at least as far as the fair city of Perth –
the most beautiful, flower-bedecked place on earth –
which is only thirty five or so miles away
along a picturesque if busy motorway
that runs alongside the silvery Tay
which flows from Perth to Dundee every day
and where he hopes that his enjoyment
will be added to by the chance of gainful employment.
Until then, he’s worth a visit if you’re passing nearby.
Here he is eating his favourite – cow pie.