3 DAYS I HAVE ACTUALLY SURVIVED

by Ben Stainton

1. waking up with a cat

asleep on my face

the christmas you spiked

my dinner with hash




2.
the day involving a rhinoceros

and a large box of knives

at the infamous village

fete of eighty nine


the birthday i fell into a tanker

full of sewage and dad

walked into sainsburys

to buy bleach and was killed




3.
playing ice hockey

semi-naked on pills

the day a bear ate

the last of my waffles





BEN STAINTON’s poems have appeared in various places, including The RialtoFuselit , Poetry Salzburg Review and Stop Sharpening Your Knives. His experimental pamphlet, The Backlists, is available from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. 

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