DAY 06 – CUDDLE/P@RTY/SIGNPOST

‘WELCOME TO 21 HOURS OF CUDDLING
FOR MY TWENTY-FIRST.’

‘STOP’ ‘CURRENTLY UNDER
CONSTRUCTION’

‘THE HOTEL V BENCOOLEN’

‘IT IS PERFECT
TO TOUCH YOUR FRIENDS
LIKE THIS.’
you shouldn’t touch people too much
lest you feel like your liver is rising,
lest your mother opens her mouth.

‘DON’T SIT ON THE HUMMUS.’
‘DO NOT TURN THIS INTO
DRUG PEDDLING PROCEEDINGS.’

‘DO NOT
CUT THE CHEESE
IN VERY ENCLOSED ROOMS.’

‘THOSE WITH CUSTODY OF ME
POSSESSED MISGIVINGS
WITH REFERENCE TO THIS
ODD FESTIVITY.’
my mother pronounces me
one of those slutty g*ys.

‘INSTRUCT THEIR FINGERS
TO BE FIRM.’
she tells me not to be promiscuous.
(even if I write poetry.)

‘LET LONGING BURN.’
bruises show up excellent
under fluorescents.

my mother tells me fewer things
now, but some rules still hold:

‘DON’T KISS OTHER QUEERS.’
‘FUCK LESS.
BE LESS.’

‘NO HOMO.’
‘NO.’

‘INVITE YOUR WORST ENEMIES
TO CUDDLE ORGIES.’


#‎SingPoWriMo2015Day06 #‎SingPoWriMoDay06 #marylyntan

#‎Prompt1: Write a lipogram – i.e. a poem that does not use a particular letter of the alphabet (e.g. “t”, “s” or the challenging “e”)

#‎Prompt2: Write a poem that challenges a rule, a law, a habit, a form, a subject, a theme, a mindset: or as many of these as possible.

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