December 2014 (2)

11 December 2014 at 11:58 (Poems/Poetry) (, , )

MONSTER
pretty quickly I realized
like h i m more than h e r

my father used to say
he would protect me from bullies
but how could he protect me from himself
mum’s swollen bags remind
she took father’s fists
against her face
so I could still have him in my life
his voice at a full volume
yelled my pet name
‘faggot’
I wish a switch existed to turn it down
play that anger with the volume
down to zero

the smell of a washing powder
in the public laundry
reminds me of his strong hands
wringing clothes dry –
these happy memories
can only be stirred by accident (10th December 2014)

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December 2014 (1)

10 December 2014 at 23:00 (Poems/Poetry) (, , , )

PERSONALITY
that’s obvious I’m not after your looks
what you have inside
matters more
fascinating lungs shape
stomach filled with gastric acids
irregular heart beat in delicate ventricles

how could you say I am superficial?
repeat again
tinted gray livers look good on you
kidneys make you super curvy
so roll over and talk to me at last
this is not just a one – night stand (25th October 2014)

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