Saturday, 9 April 2016

A Feast and An A Fare



“Head of a Man” by Pablo Picasso (1969)


The soup that warms their hearts makes me sick
What’s your change 
That’s hardly enough to suffice the appetite irrelevant of consumption 
Chase the green lights and lime 
A gust of wind is an earthquake and tsunami 
Combined
A combination of freckles and fears on weathered faces 
It’s a treasure that lies inside
A lie does not spring from the face 
The face does no liar
Tongues wag their mouths 

I’m dead in my head 
But on the floor
It is dirty and degrading
A body shivers in its own burdens 
When you strum your fingers inside the butcher, the butcher cries inside his fridge 
The shrieking of swine
Fouls the aura of the solitude
There isn’t art 
I rock, back and fourth for the lullaby 
The butcher
He bangs on the swine he bangs on their heads he bangs on their legs

He sips on his eight-dollar bottle of wine
Serial, serious 
Are you a maniac 
A butcher’s hands are dipped in blood
For you numb in the name of the being notorious 
Not his fault
Not his will
Neither the swine
It’s the pigs on the streets
Who gore at the limbs of the limbs of the limbs of the insane
Desperation pours itself into the moulds of the indecipherable, however contagious