i think it is fucked up
that there were generations
of children
not encouraged to speak their minds

that if you asked them to write a poem
they would reply

how, what about

and i say
how you feel

and they would wrinkle their nose
and say in disgust
how i feel

like they packed in identifying
what they feel long ago

that they don’t realise
one incident will lead
to another until
it snowballs
into chaos

psychologically fucked up
with the emotional depth
of a rubber duck

these were the people that raised us
and maybe Larkin was right
they fuck us up
our mum and dad
who in turn were fucked up by -

kate ©

Published in Issue 1 of Fly on the Wall Press magazine

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