“I’m Tired of Branco Bama and Mitt Romney”

A four-year-old responds to her mother (apparently a pollster):

___________

Philip Larkin’s “This Be the Verse”:

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.

They may not mean to, but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

.

But they were fucked up in their turn

By fools in old-style hats and coats,

Who half the time were soppy-stern

And half at one another’s throats.

.

Man hands on misery to man.

It deepens like a coastal shelf.

Get out as early as you can,

And don’t have any kids yourself.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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3 Responses to “I’m Tired of Branco Bama and Mitt Romney”

  1. Gato Precambriano says:

    Incidentaly “branco” means ‘white’ in portuguese…

  2. Anonymous says:

    don’t film your kids in distress it is child abuse!

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