Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Kidney for Sale

The ad was in the web
ten years ago,brother
unmistakable, unrelenting:
live healthy kidney for sale at $3000 and above
only serious bids allowed

thus you sold your kidney
you mitigated that your college fees pushed
you to the limits
brother, i understood you then
but like water hyacinth your habit
edges on the egregious

you sold four of your teeth
cashed in on your sperms
now you have chased your Indian wife for
'swatting a wig deal'.

for years now
you've groomed finger-long nails that you
book 'nails that scare' commercial exhibitions and
with equal measure grown methuselah beards and
a record of sorts
that translated to admirer fees

how far do we mortgage our
priceless penny-proof possessions to chase after
life's oddities?

C) Lorot Salem 2010


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