I should probably visit the dentist’s soon. I explain why here.
I decided to write about sound and the sea. It’s here.
There’s always been something about strawberry ice cream. You can read about wanting them here.
why I have no chest hair,
I tell them
it’s because of all the bandages
that I’ve had to rip off.
At this point, their faces
are a lovely Pollock print of
curiosity, disgust, shock and horror.
“For all the times
that I’ve met someone,
and’ve cut out a piece of myself.”
You’d need bandages after that, no?”
their face is no longer interested
and they chalk up my follicle-free nature
to the fact I’m Asian.
Upon answering the door
she showed me in –
the living room,
impeccable in every regard.
But I was more interested in the terrace –
secreted behind thick, granite-coloured curtains.
“No. You can’t go there.
That terrace is a microcosm of my mind –
it’s where the rats and roaches
Host their cocktail parties.”
And you’re not invited.”