Since You Ask
Carol Ann Duffy, British born 1955
With the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Carol Ann Duffy has brought together poets to write in this time of pandemic
Write where we are Now
Scunnered, stymied, shafted, shaded,
shat on from a great height, spaffed, spooked,
shit-faced, seething, skewered, sickened,
strung-oot/rattling, sidelined, screwed, sent
round the twist,
dissed, dumped, duped, dismayed,
damaged, banjaxed, buggered, busted,
bloodied, blootered, bollocked, bogged off,
off-piste, pissed off, plonkered, plundered,
traumatised, tippexed, trashed, trolled, trumped,
up shit creek, upset, upended,
yammering, yellow-bellied, yukked,
fucked, feart, frit,
freaked, fraught, frazzled,
queasy, quids-out, quaking, quailing,
zilched, Z-listed, zonked, zapped, zeroed,
jumpy, jerky, jangling, Jeezus,
gutted, got at,
cornered, certified, crapped on, cursed,
manhandled, mangled, miffed, mugged, mad,
wits’ end, worried, not waving but
loopy, lippy, locked-up, landlocked,
horrified, hacked-off, hijacked, hurt,
neutered, no-marked, narked, nettled, nulled,
voided, very very very
annoyed, arseholed, anxious, apeshit,
OK, OK, OK. Onwards.
Keep Distance, 2018, oil on canvas, and detail.
Binglin Li, Master of Fine Arts graduate, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia in May 2018
4 thoughts on “…..Dissed, dumped, duped, dismayed….”
Love it – especially the “Keep Distance” painting. Exactly – one’s many thoughts these days.
There is nothing like a dame.
There is nothin’ you can name
That is anythin’ like a dame!
There are no books like a dame
And nothin’ looks like a dame
There are no drinks like a dame
And nothin’ thinks like a dame
Nothin’ acts like a dame
Or attracts like a dame
Although……..there are dames who may think differently!
I just finished watching “South Pacific”.
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