With drains for legs the rain runs off you
And though it’s always cold,
(with lead for legs) it’s not wet.
Black roots are hard but
damp liquorice runs like mascara
Making pandas of eyes
Heavy like the lid that the scent lifts
on memories as distant as feet,
Ash boots the fag ends to the elegant rollups.
Part of The Learned Pig’s Clean Unclean editorial season, March-May 2015.
Image courtesy of GenealogyInTime Magazine