Elbow in the shin

Forever the umbilical whore

crisp and scaly skin

you greedy, dirty mollusc!

to present a pretty picture

here the player stands unworthy

with his right hand on his left knee

his jaw loose, his elbow in his shin

you cheer and applaud

this sorry syphilic sore

the one that refuses to call itself

art, yet stands on ceremony

to be sold like clothing

at a thrift store

what is this dance that we do

hands, legs, hips far apart drew

your gyrations wish to please

an absentee goddess

you can’t fuck the world

you can’t set off your losses

no matter how many thrusts

this set will end and

you will be home again

wrapped around in your

loveless lives and

your Egyptian cotton sheets.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s