Get It Together

“I have tenuous connections to famous literary men and they haven’t helped me to become a famous poet” and “Get It Together”

In Poetry Issue Ten by Rebecca Larkin

Get It Together

I have tenuous connections to famous literary men and they haven’t helped me to become a famous poet.

Party-marbled balloons

The memory of cake

Under

The weight of a full bar

I spoke for

My allotted time

Quoted Larkin,

Wrote a letter of complaint

To William Morris, friend of Pre-Raphaelites:

Sadly, despite Paris

I am heartwise a Citizen of our grey hometown - just read

The Cat Mask I put over my face


I drew the city’s name on it.


And by the way there are three £1 stores and they are all next to each other


The fountain with your face got pranked too much with foam by kids in scrubby uniform it’s a
tree now


The only cultural activity on wikipedia is a volunteer orchestra I never heard of and allegedly
they practiced in my school so if it were true you would think I would know


Couldn’t you have done something about that in 1859 when you lived here or were you too
busy


designing a utopia


Thanks for your time.


Rebecca

Get It Together

We're all rooting for him

TO GET IT TOGETHER,

He's basically a tree that had its feet cut off

And its nose washed out by acid rain

and its leaves of personality waxed up so hard

they can't photo-synthesize

He's all synthetic

and the point is I guess that he's one of us

Probably the best example

Of where we're headed

About the Author

Rebecca Larkin

Rebecca Larkin is a poet and performer. She has previously run a reverse tourist office in Sofia, Bulgaria.