𝘣𝘺 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘭𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘤
A family moves out of a house,
leaves a dog there to starve.
A man says something to a child to make
her feel she is no more
than a chewed piece of gum spit out
in a supermarket parking lot.
Two men in a ring, one kicks the other
in the face.
Two women in a ring: one
breaks the other’s kneecap.
The big game hunter gloats
beside the elephant he has shot.
A man lusts for money, for land, for more
than he or his children will ever need.
A woman chases a delusion dreamt up
by a charlatan.
Someone else says: sex is good,
it could be better. When I try to make
the most of it, I’m being obscene.