Time Passing -- A Miscellany of Poems; ŠThor May 1996     index


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Imbibe your evenings

In the putrid gleam of ye olde Australian pub.

Ah, conversation, pine fresh, tender, mature

With aromatic smoker's cough.

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And the Vincent's aspro confidence plug.

We're people oriented now.

Grow tinea, a filthy fat wife, and six little social ulcers.

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Root in your flexible trash can, folks.

Thor, 1970