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Living Room

Posted: August 12, 2014 in poetry
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Twisting Serpentine smoke corkscrews from a huge pile of cigarette butts:
Highlighted against the curtain by a ray of sun-light and I can’t take my eyes off it.
Smoke curls around inside itself, swallows itself then fades into the air.
A helix of smoke arises from an incense stick and mutates into curlicues and the herbal odour permeates the atmosphere.
Smoke seems to be emitted from everywhere in the room, everything smouldering between apathy and antipathy.
Empty beer bottles are like used condoms waiting for disposal,
Dirty plates all over the floor like land-mines,
Waiting to trip someone up or smash into a hundred pieces.
A month’s worth of opened mail on the floor, ripped open, envelopes everywhere,
Combed for particularly desperate bills- everything else radiates from a central point.
Dirty mugs, bowls, pens, papers and miscellaneous crap festering on the coffee table.
Fuck me, what’s it going to take for someone to use the bin around here?

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Posted: June 16, 2014 in poetry
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The plates have all been used twice or more,
The cigarette butts are piling up towards the sky and the ones on the floor are all neatly emptied of tobacco,
The kitchen is a spectacular nightmare of oozing textures,
There are piles of detritus mixed with cutlery and plates,
And the sink is full of coffee grounds.
Somewhere under there is my kettle, maybe even a lighter.
The floor is covered in empty bumpers, guinea pig poo and empty beer bottles,
My mate is sleeping on the floor on the couch cushions,
The guitar has a broken tuning knob,
There are little plastic bags everywhere,
My brain is dead from too much pot,
I can’t find my bloody keys,
The guinea pigs are piggies and I’m a piggie.