Poems

Alastair Spate: ‘The Divirus’

The Divirus Big chance to buy a divorce house —Sydney Sunday Telegaph, April 2020 Plague months too long, too much of each other: Split the house, the children, lawyers and bills. Once shotgun weddings, now shotgun endings, Alone in the leftover life to kill. How they annul the meaning of marriage —Its duty of care, its love of purpose— Gave it away to those who don’t need it, Who count self-love as one of the virtues. Throw it away, you there in your half-house, Bring your failure to market, if you must. Liar’s debt is divorce like deflation, You wreaker…

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