sitcom

the setup is fairly straightforward

we are drunk caterpillars
semi-cocooned in mutant coral
our room in a state of permanent
almost-collapse

a million eyes instead of walls
blinking wet
swamp for carpet
popping thick

there is a constant
ululating whine
a constant
gut-quaking
rumble
a constant chitter chitter
of glow spiders

they always steal our stuff

you can see the sea
through the gap
layers of tar
rippling
stubborn sharks
grifting
dead ships
sinking

i am hyperactive
deeply, deeply insane
five mouths
screaming murder rhymes

you are depressed
always crying
oilslick tears
casting bedraggled rainbows
on your dried out skin

i promise
if you stick with it past the first few episodes
it gets really good

Stefan Mohamed writes novels, poems and so on. You can get his novels from Salt Publishing and his poetry from Burning Eye Books.

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