Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2009

Party time

by Graham Smith

Oh god,
Look at the state I'm in,
Magic mushrooms are fun
But not mixed with gin
And now I'm bent double around the porcelain.
And there's a dog in the house
Doing dog things
And strange men with strange drugs
And facial piercings
And someone's kicking the front door in
When my sister turns up
And gives the coppers a ring
Who arrive pretty quick
With their siren din
And I'm trying to explain
But their faces are melting,
The carpet's dissolving,
And that isn't helping,
Oh god,
Look at the state I'm in,
Mum and dad, don't come back,
Please stay in Peking.

Added: 27.04.2009