Absolutely Ever So Fabulous

It’s all very well being ever so very fabulous,
But then when you do get scratched and scraped by thorns,
And no one has anything remotely resembling a first aid kit,
And you’re all saying ‘darling, how awful’

Then I think that maybe being fabulous isn’t such a good idea
after all and I’d quite like to know some normal people.

But then maybe, should I have known some normal people,
I wouldn’t be practising my singing pieces in the dead of night
In a hacked off old ballgown and haviana flip flops.
At the old broken piano under the canopy at the foot of the garden.
Singing pie jesus to the stars in the sky,
And hearing your footsteps come padding across the lawn like this.

Pad pad pad pad pad oh fuck i just trod on a slug.

And you always spoil the beauty
With your fabulous lies, and then you say,
Let’s go for a run across the woods,
Whatever the hell you’re wearing,
And you grab my hands (hold my hands in yours)

Run run running all the way across the woods,
And we didn’t see the thorns go rip rip ripping
All the way across our legs.

And that’s when we discovered no one had thought to bring
a first aid kit, and you said that the Lord would heal me,
And I said,
Bite me because there were thorns in my legs.
So you swabbed them down with camomille lotion and then we played pool
in the basement.

And I whisper,
Do you remember?
To your sleeping eyes without response.
Take your hand.
Do you remember?

There is not a thing you can do to change us now my love.
We were perfect,
Tell this to your sleeping limbs,
Heavy and cool and wired up to machines to beep beep beep
Rhythmically in time.

Lifechanging hours of ours and yours and mine.

Do you remember?
Whispered to your coffin at the funeral,
And to your grave in the garden,
And to your future
Still unwritten.

Do you remember my name?

Absolutely Ever So Fabulous


Joined June 2008

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