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Christmas Faux Pas


Christmas Faux Pas

We walk along the west coast
as the sun sets grandiosely through
hues you don’t see anywhere else –
you, your parents and me, full
to the brim with a mixture of
the usual sorts of Christmas food,
and curry, rice and prawn crackers,
the products of your Asian fusion
family. Caked in sand and salty
from a swim, I stop and let them
pass, then pause, cock my leg
and commence a fart,

before realising that my lovely
future mother-in-law is right behind
me and the other two are watching
as I point my ass in her direction.
I stop mid-fart. I laugh, and they
laugh, and while some moments
are beyond salvation this one passes
mercifully fast. Seagulls belly-flop
in the shallows and the lights
of boats flick on as we make
our way back to the car, away
from the jacaranda sky, home
to the promise of spicy leftovers.
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Don't you just hate it when that happens? Beyond salvation yet poignant somehow, oddly endearing.

Chris


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Hi again Sam. I tried to use fart in a poem and got so much flack! Maybe it works here because the fart is the subject of the poem. Anyway, thank you for a fine laugh.
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Good stuff, Sam, and funny. I see you are in your favorite element, the sea shore. I stumble with S2 L3, then I realize why. The poem's address shifted from "you" to "them." Not sure this works.

Tere
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