Smile When The Day Comes by Michael Ashley

if there were such a thing as immortals
I’d pity them

because the sun sets
in the west each day

and an orgasm is just an orgasm
whether into Aphrodite’s mouth
or into your fingers

Starbucks make nice coffee
but still
it’s only coffee

I watch an old man sucking his gums
anticipating the tightness

and as I wait
for it to wrap its icy claws
around his chest

all I can think is
hurry up
take this poor old bastard

if there were such a thing as immortals
death
would be the ultimate prize
on the biggest quiz-show

fuck the million pounds Davina
pass me that syringe
pass me that .44
pass me the keys
to the wood-chipper

I want to make myself useful
the trees look especially hungry tonight

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