[Extracts from Love]

by Wayne Holloway-Smith

Dad’s Dick

Floppy dog tongue
Pig’s snout
Chip-shop sausage on Saturday afternoons
Lyric I of Sunday lunches
Meat protagonist
Centre of all narrative dénouement
Never read a book never cooked yourself
A meal
Switch on the oven O organiser of the family unit
Avid keeper of numbers
You’re full to the brim with flinching
To the brim with nothing
Lifter of toilets seats
Maker of stains
Nervous twitcher
Stitcher-up of mothers
Rest easy your work here is done