Wedding rings and condoms
Type
Poetry

Glazed Peyote Crème Brûlée

The scavenged tin hovels and wet pits of desert dwelling skags
seem deserted save for the encircling shadows of bulimic buzzards.
And hanging from the sprigs of thistles are toothbrush plastic rosary beads
pinched from a petrol station along with Quasimodo’s prickly pear pitchfork.
Little Marci modelling truck stop sunnies, twirls in her white dress;
Flower girl fanging it across the waste with Mumsy and militant surrealists.

Sipping on ice cold cola daisies, with the clammy air conditioned hands of surrealists
resting eyes; unaware of intimate wet pits chocked with constipated, mind-melted skags
wearing muddied cotton nighties, mottled by silverfish unlike Marci’s dainty white dress.
Mumsy and Quasimodo squabble over the flat, as Marci eyes lethargic buzzards
looming over the setting sun; screeching, ‘cyanide dust bunny. Pitchfork! Pitchfork!’
The prune fingers of skeletons embellish their chinless chicken necks with rosary beads.

Hail Mary our Father, hail Mary our Father. Pleated ribs toggle blind eel eyed rosary beads
whilst condom vending machines re-rejects an inquisitive gold coin until curious surrealists
receive ribbed for her pleasure, before ones pinned in the urinal by the prickly pear pitchfork.
The other wheezes its last unflushed, out-of-order, gurgle to the wrinkled muzzles of skags.
The cherry pop of iridescent delicacies wafts by scatters of famished buzzards
while little Marci slumped on her crayoned napkins naps in her white dress.

Under the chipped table, ancient bubblegum stalactites dangle above her white dress
and Mumsy sips her dog shit coffee with a lukewarm cringe, oblivious to rosary beads
rattling around the fluorescent winds like feathered war bonnets made from buzzards.
Outside the lavender moloch’s nib laps up ethereal energy drinks from murdered surrealists,
Quasimodo skillet-flips a cheese toastie; his makeshift spatula lost to sticky-fingered skags
prowling, after fog-eyed Marci as she plods to the restroom. ‘Dust bunny, pitchfork!’

‘Cyanide! Cyanide!’ The waning gibbous moon trips on the Devil’s pitchfork,
its prongs still clinging to the bloodied, tattered, shreds of Marci’s white dress.
Back at the hovels, the cracked jittery lips of lizard brained skags,
spit stream thoughts and cannibalistic chants into thistled rosary beads,
as they spork out the still eyes of little Marci; and the retching ghosts of surrealists
puke out coal butterflies plus grotesque gummy centipedes for moth-winged buzzards

‘Sugarcane of green eye shine: welts of starlight vaporise Wargle’s nook!’ Gluts of buzzards
gnaw at hostile ankles and splurge on sweet innards. ‘Pina Colada, pish-pish — Pitchfork!’
Glittering deep down the tunnels of Onkalo; Marci and melancholic surrealists
dream of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. Her dainty white dress
incinerated with the waste; its soot buried under unsanctioned size eleven rosary beads
belonging to the god-king tridents of mutant meth-head-junkie-rapists; not skags.

Airborne surrealists slinking napalm ideals carpet bomb the blood speckled howls of skags
hunting eternal youth in the eyes of young girls with pitchfork friendly rosary beads
crying out to lost gods burnt by radiation. Buzzards devour souls mourned by the white dress.
Paul Chicharo is a third-year Bachelor of Creative Arts student majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong.

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