Monday, March 30, 2015


Soon after they met
He dubbed her Sponge Cake,
Saying she could absorb his bodily fluids
And only ever taste better.

Later, it was his frustration and fury,
His fists and blows and god only knows
That she suffered, and tried to absorb,

Silently sponging the hurt
While keeping the smile taut
In a crusting of sugar icing,

Which only cracked, so bewilderingly,
When she was a thousand miles gone
And left him to lie to no-one else
But police, and himself.

- Larry Buttrose

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