The one certainty in life.
One word we dread to mention.
he made frog noises
caroled with the cygnus
kicked off his wooden working shoes
applied his foot to the pail, hard
toppled off the budgie support
removed the taught spring of life
lies seventy two inches down
is bench pressing the bellis perennis
and entertaining the annelids for lunch.
Though you need to be careful with Latin.
It’s a language that has tumbled
well away from awake.
This poem was first published online by Ink, Sweat and Tears on 12 December 2018.
J.S.Watts has published The Submerged Sea (poetry), Dempsey & Windle; Witchlight
Picture source: Brian Gratwicke