MYSTERIOUS DRINKING INJURIES (for Emma Joliffe)

The floorplan of Westminster Abbey

tattooed on the left shoulderblade.

 

A missing tooth, replaced with the head

of a lego pirate.

 

A small depression in the shinbone,

like a playdough thumbprint.

 

Ears filed to points and autographed

by Hugo Weaving.

 

Six claw marks down the left forearm,

six, count them, equidistant.

 

A second bellybutton, full of lint,

right below the first one.

 

Off-white yoghurt-textured pungent

sweat, from all your pores.