Monthly Archives: December 1982
I. Son’s Electric Kazoo Waltz
The System is the Solution.
Bell, the next best thing to ablution.
The Joy of Sex, a bestseller,
no doubt to be found
any middleclass kitchen next to the cereal box –
today Mother will stuff soybeaned-beef into prophylactics
for supper while she hums, mumbles and murmurs –
perhaps wooing the icebox.
Lately she hardly ever talks
about anything but equality for dames –
she keeps a list in her brassiere of emancipated names
which she sputters,
while Pop, a traditional Hero: that is, the usual breadwinner
with a malfunctioning, though stylish, joie de vivre
on Saturday mornings for 5 minutes after breakfast,
as he butters
a cinnamon donut hole with a white plastic knife.