Age of Spillage 2
Fingers turn to butter, permit cups to slip,
flying saucers to take off, to stall and crash,
their broken bodies resting in peace and pieces
on kitchen floor, waiting to be picked up and buried.
Worse: bottle tops screwed up tight refuse to open.
Plastic wrapping, flagrant in its defiance,
wages its guerrilla war against ageing,
uncoordinated, arthritic fingers.
Tongue-twisters twist tongue, tones, and speech,
filling mouths with glottal stops and threadbare words.
The ribcage is a cupboard barren and bare.
So many slips between palate, teeth, and lips.
So many precious things dropping to the floor.
I cannot always bend and pick them up,
not even with my new mechanical claw.
A slight set of revisions to the earlier version. Any and all comments welcome.