Antiphon (NaPoWriMo #22)

Forget rehearsal practice audition
I am lyric ready

You are established
like a previously owned company
granted freedom and consequently
a flag change
leadership shift
currency invention

Equivalent to a dollar
I spend you quicker than travellers’ cheques
travel money cards
double digit notes
M and S gift vouchers

I’ve got the coin change
which only means there’s more of you
crunching in my fists like sea stones
or blending ice
finely chopped
to thick liquid
ready to slurp
or nerve suck straight to brain freeze

This is your anthem

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IV

Jack wants reinvention slick like Lana, lip fatteners like Angelina and a new nose too. I say my experience isn’t change and fix but dwell and muster.

“I want that Tom Cruise change thing,” Jack says. “You almost don’t see it happen because there’s never a lull. It’s the consistency of him, full like Coke bottles in the eighties, that’s the clue giver, tells you he did something, changed it. But you’ll never guess and you’re not meant to. He’s the ultimate reinvention because there’s no Gaga circus about it. And for all the paparazzi following, someone should’ve captured it but they haven’t.”

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