Morney Wilson

Rookie (3rd April 1969 / Edinburgh)

I Will Butcher Your Future - Poem by Morney Wilson

I will butcher Your Future - -

Not right now
no
not when you would hardly care
if I dare
to leave.

One day
I will butcher your future.
It will not be pretty it
will not be the best day
you have had.

I understate it.

Now,
I am with you you are with me
even when you are not.

I am trapped.

We are the golden couple.
People pay to watch us live.
You like it. I cannot say
that I notice. I am too busy.
Too busy dodging the blows
too busy waiting for the next shot
too busy pretending this is real -
and cheating them into envy.

You are god now but
you will not stay that way forever.
Pitiful man, one day I will butcher your future.
My heart is hardening my skin itches
to push you away.

When you are looking the other way
The shot will ring out.

Bye bye.

© Morney Wilson

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011


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