Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday poem #95 : ryan fitzpatrick : Living in the Age of Entitlement

I will never own a house and who needs
it. It’s a cause for repair. Annual paid
relations. A public policy that kills mom.

Death by world growth. Maybe if I stayed
in the womb for another century. Boat loan
entitlement. The right to drink oil like water.

Maybe Greece has too many boats. Maybe
I could build from banned plastic bags.
Rampant selfish tanning. Spastic pan bangers.

Eating is too much responsibility. I will work
right after grade nine graduation. Fixative
wound. Gut tax. Who even needs to be grateful?

ryan fitzpatrick is a poet and critic living in Vancouver. With Jonathan Ball, he co-edited Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry (Insomniac, 2014). He is the author of Fortified Castles (Talonbooks, 2014) and Fake Math (Snare Books, 2007).

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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