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How To Get Fat

Thu 24th Dec 2015












at the end of empire

we looked to the West


fell in

with the new super-power


who gave us secret chicken

and we got fat


with ideas

of Kerouac and Blackwood


not realising

that these bums were outsiders


unspoken lovers

of the underside of the God damned USA


being the older brother

with words

between us


we re-invented the wagon wheel

mocking

the great backyard of America


where artists

(who make it in L.A or New York)

come from


wild tracts

of Iowa and Wyoming


with skin tight aesthetics

fragile egos and cowboy hats


how we got fat

was swallowing Pollock and Stevens


and nine yards

of a university storage facility


we used to count our ribs

now we can't


and like Elvis

we'll die by burger and shake


on the make

we ate a whole country
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