by Daniel Aristi
Family is important:
A three-story arranged
In chronological order +
This estranged gay uncle
Still acting all butch at 52
Out of habit, chain-smoking pussy lies
(But he’s just hinted at some
This nugget is a comet
For everyone to read meaning in).
Family is important. Which means do not
Fuck up, and keep those seals unbroken
At least until we take some more casualties
It is Nature’s way
And Mother knows best
That the heart dies last
When body temperature drops
So, limbs being dispensable, no hands, like a child riding his bike
As they freeze & fall:
Look mum, no hands, look, no feet and no legs, but please look
Look at me you’ve reduced to essentials – look, I’ve become
One tearful sphere.
A soldier’s soldier
To end the discussion.
A nurse’s nurse
A gardener’s gardener
A baker’s baker
A stripper’s stripper
What the fuck
All the children in chorus, grownups now.
School fees paid, and shoes, with green money ‘cause it was camo money –
And sex was Search & Destroy, we all except lil’ Becky got to hear it
(Lil’ Becky’s face is looking like a set of knuckles, btw).
Made with the memory of words in the head.
This coffee and tea good to stare at.