Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mr Slump


“Her letters are actually
answered by Mr. Slump,
who lives in an ever-
increasing alcoholic haze”
—Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One

Mr. Slump, known as Guru Brahmin—
An ironic name for a drunken creep
Who’s basically always in a slump

Mr. Slump lives in an ever-increasing—
Alcoholic daze, steadily deteriorating
Due to his smoking and alcoholism

For the first hours of every day—
Slump was possessed by a cough
Which arose from Tartarean depths

Only whiskey could revive him—
Retching, shivering, doing his
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts routine

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