THEMES  THAT YOU LIKE
"

Grumy Old Man

By: Matthew Moon

"You kids with your video games
And your hawkaloos. Take your
Hawkaloos and get out of my house.
Get out of my house.”

And this is something I can’t believe,
alligators, suntering up my fire-escape,
and I can’t understand what it is to be manly.
I forgot to tell my knight what direction to pray
When out comes the light, so all is lost.
I can’t prevent from taking the perils of daytime
As silly and those other kinds as ghastly.
Everything for me is coming to halts,
While you kids speed up. My knees are quivers
Seeing relations become laid out hospital beds.

“You Kids with your snapping
Fingers to be given this and that
And your hawkaloos. Take your
Hawkaloos and get out of my house.
Get out of my house.

And this name of mine is no longer Joseph,
But I can’t convince people otherwise. And
I wanted to cause some welts down your back
To show you which way that ascension is made.
I can’t conceive that these new villains in my building
Will tell me what it is like to save the day. And that it goes
Unkindly, and that it bumps in school-uniform fashion.
But might I say that generations are seasonal
And upsetting statements made in creation.
And farther away I send and sink the good stuff,
Or you send and sink.

“You kids with your motor cars
And your hawkaloos. Take your
Hawkaloos and get out of my house.
Get out of my house.”

And this house is not called a church, but
I can’t stop leading someone somewhere. And
I these reptiles have taken over my living room,
And when I depart they sit and corrupt,
And when I tell them to depart they stay
And piss my Irish off. And such and spit,
And again and spit. My anger might save you
Reptilian children, so go get your mittens
For dawn’s too early light as farther away
You pawn your UV rays and buy into what
I can’t tell or specify. It istrouble
And I am losing my backbone.

Get out of my house.
Get out of my house.

"

When I was a student my English teacher paired us up and assigned us a scene from Romeo and Juliet. We were supposed to translate the scene into modern day English and act it out in front of the class. Two boys got up to do the scene where Tybalt stabs Mercutio. The boy playing Mercutio grabbed his side and fell, and instead of saying “a plague on both your houses”, he gasped “fuck all y’all!” The teacher tried so hard to hold the laugh in that he snorted and snot came out.”


Show Post