ben smith | drunk at the matinee

Lickin’ ya lips

The first time
I ever smelt pussy
I was in the pub
with my dad.

A man we were
playing pool with
stuck two dirty fingers
under my nose and said

“you smell that boy?

You smell that?

That’s the
Stench of failure.”

I knew what he meant,
even before I had
hair on my balls.

[from Drunk at the matinee by Ben Smith, 2010. Cover art work by Chelsea Martin.]

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