Flat white. We're here to be betrayed
by our bodies.
You used to think you're on the same boat.
But you, you're a spaceship
fuelled by ancestral aspirations
and all the bits of love you gather
from your charging docks - people
you learn from, begin and end with,
grow and diminish next to.
Whereas your body lags behind.
A mere wooden boat, creaky and nervous,
full of holes
dressed in youth and