poetry · prose

Arse something up

Monday, April 15, 2019. Daily Brit Wit.

Arse something up: 

Verb, with object, British vulgar slang

Make a botched attempt at something.

“And I’d drive halfway across the country for you
blue diamonds in the sky
and apologies on the tip of my parched tongue
ready to flow like the Fontana di Trevi
as I crave a rebirth
a free, creative masterpiece…
I am a work in progress
and I’ll probably never be completed
but I am here for you:

I’ll make a mess
paint on my face
and say things I’ll only mean in the heat of it
I’ll be cruel when I feel frustrated
and cry because I can’t express myself–
I’ll arse it up again and again and again
please remember I am flawed
ivy vines wrapped round my throat
and ruled by my overactive brain
I’d do absolutely anything for you
even if it meant letting you go.

I want to stay.”


© The Loyal Brit Wit, 2019


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