Tuesday, 12 December 2017

That ****!!

I must admit that although I enjoy attention
Cementing my head into a microwave, never
Really crossed my mind as an option, just not clever,
Rather demonstrating a lack of comprehension
Of the importance of emergency attention,
When the lives of poor people are really in danger
As the result of some accident or disaster;
Not the daft actions of some idiotic chancer.

But I take into account that you are still youthful,
For who amongst us has not behaved as dumb as that,
When in our salad days we sought to appear skillful
In the art of pulling rabbits from out of a hat;
Away with you, repeat not an action so awful,
Lest forever your name results in cries of 'That ****!'

© David Subacchi

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).