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The hero returns home, Or: The Apostate’s Prostate

A man who has railed

In his lifetime against Fate,

Offending (amongst others) Pallas Athene,

Finds himself standing

Expectantly

Beside a busy road.

*******

In one hand he holds shopping.

The other leads to a lively dog.

He is dying (his dodgy waterworks) to piss.

Day follows night

With unrelieved monotony

Into a sort of Eternity.

*******

And he waits, cross-gartered, while

The never-ending stream

Of cars, milk lorries and (deliverymen in) white vans

Speeds, first one way, then the other,

Illimitably

Oblivious to the Human Condition.

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