About Time

This poem was long-listed for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize. You can read more about the prize and download the 2013 longlist Anthology online here

About Time

Oh so it’s an intervention.
Fine.
Bring it on
Fuckers.
What took you so long?

Come on then.
Let’s purge my fucking soul.

But after we do me,
We’ll do you.
Okay?

Come on let’s do it.
Let’s sit down and pass the pillow.
You can purge my fucking soul.
I know you’ve been watching.
(Salivating)
I know you don’t approve.
Come on.
Judge me
You fuckers.

But after we do me
Let’s do you.
Okay?

I haven’t been watching.
Or judging.
But I’m ready to do my bit
And help you purge too.
Because that’s the kind of guy I am.

Bring it on,
Fuckers.

Mark Riboldi, 2013.

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