Mr Polar Bear (after Macniece)

April 18, 2009

I sit beside you in our usual nook
I wear my coat with it’s kharki hood

and every Saturday I’m here for you.

I draw the attention of the security guard
arranging my gaze, holding my arms

and every Saturday I’m here for you.

And here is the church and this is a pew
it feels so strange to be with you

and every Saturday I’m here for you.

And in this space that’s like a glove,
they’ve sewn your fur, removed your tongue

and every Saturday I’m here for you.

They wheel you out and make you tame,
they brush your fur, remove your name

and every Saturday I’m here for you.

Inside this place that’s like a zoo
where nothing ever, ever, moves

Every Saturday, I’m here for you.

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