an indifferent lifting of the shoulders (20170427)

i shrug out of you like

an ill-fitting suit

an old man’s funeral jacket

a mummy’s dusty wrappings

the cracked, dry skin of a pudding
left too long uncovered in the fridge

a plate of overcooked liver and onions
the liver my own pulled from my guts
and cooked over the fire in my bowels

the bruised peel of a banana
the exact size, shape, and consistency
of a healthy adult shit

i shrug out of you
and you don’t even know it


National Poetry Writing Month–almost over!
Day 26

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