I This gaudy tourist beach retired scum of exploit the poor Australia. Playing golf, faking orgasm, moved to pornographic cunt/cock fix. Sea change? Take me back to the ghetto! Alive and troubled. II If you work hard to privatise your testicles, lick the cum of ‘benchmark’ and ‘quota’; you’ll accumulate enough super to retire here, among the buggies and boredom. III All those four wheel drive pseudo - jeeps, with with bobbed blonde narcissists and three kids to piano this, and soccer that dancing this and tutoring that — such clumsy tanks on the roads at twilight crawling home to their McMansion garages. She eyes me like a night in the swamp. IV A morning where I want to XXXX the world, want to belch and fart fumes of bodily liberation and laugh at the monkeys red - assed with scrofula. The monkeys off to their paper mausoleums seeking adrenaline-junky highs from contact sport, all those sado - masochistic males banging into each other like painted fridges — millions of them, aiming between human goalposts. I laugh at the monkeys, red - assed with scrofula.
Ian Irvine is an Australian-based poet/lyricist, fiction writer and non-fiction writer:
His work has featured in many Australian and international publications, including Fire (UK) ‘Anthology of 20th Century and Contemporary Poets,’ (2008) which contained the work of poets from over 60 nations. His work has also appeared in a number of Australian national poetry anthologies, and he is the author of three books and co-editor of many more (including Scintillae 2012, an anthology of work by over 50 Victorian and international writers and poets). He currently teaches writing and literature at Bendigo TAFE and Victoria University (Melbourne) and lives with fellow writer Sue King-Smith and their children on a 5 acre block near Bendigo, Australia.
Links related to his work are as follows:
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