I ate from the sea today and it made me sick.
Cod does not go well with December memories
Of rusted zip shoved hastily down Japanese denim,
Not sewn to end up in such rough hands.
The label says TAKE CARE-
Do not put in a spin cycle.
Do not leave to dry under the covers for a week.
Do not soak in one hour of one day for longer than is necessary.
We create the drawer that must not be opened.
We take a quick stock-list each time that we kick something new in and re-bury the key:
- Blue Cod
- Summer Days of 22 Degrees Celsius
- The smell of Raspberries
- A horse whiny
- Men aged 18-25
Of rusted zip shoved excitedly down Japanese denim,
Not sewn to end up in such greedy hands.
People say ‘isn’t the weather is nice today?’ because they don’t know what else to say. Nod. Return to the covers. Soak for a week.