I’m layered and so is love

I’m layered and so is love


When we were young,

You liked the icing and played with the cherry

I was devoured and you had your fun

It was unhealthy and it was brief

For you did not know, I’m layered and so is love


There was more to you too

An undiscovered abundance I was glad to admire

I knew this from the beauty in your eyes

But I too wanted icing and cherry,

I was silly, and so were you


Now here we are,

Matured and experienced

Coated in regret,

Knowing of ignored potential

Content and helpless, I can feel your lament


Love’s losers we are

Still layered

Still love-lost

Always wanting

Never seeking




I don’t cover my mouth when I cough

A sniff here and a cough there
Fuck me, flu is that you?
Chemically medicated
On drugs and vices, x and y

Alas my winter period has arrived
With mucus tampons up side my nostrils
I’m leaking and sore
I hate everything!

But doth I mindeth?
Dem meds be good to me
Inspiring this verse I wrote
For this damn flu.