Mary deals with her redundant father
No 5 in the series “The Life and Times of Mary” – she has to get her father out of his depression.
Our Father sulks redundant and forlorn;
God’s fallen, he’s not himself, oh no, no.
Mortgaged husband, once a father,
He sips at his warm bitter now,
Untouched by the office chasers,
Proud back broken, penis wilted.
There’s no substitute for work, sacred rites
To give hard-ons to a man of forty-eight.
Two and two Mary puts while potty-wise,
Understands he’s going through an anal stage.
Refusing food, feigning constipation
She soon has him wrapped around her finger.
Worries exhausted off the boards,
He announces, ‘Life’s so damned high,
And children are silence, more than food.’
Mary smiles, teasing his standard
from the clouds,
Has him declare on bended knee,
There is no greater joy than simply breathing.