The Man From Bunnings Warehouse

He was
Brought to life
On a pallet

They ripped off the
Shrink wrap
And he fell to the floor

He was wrapped in
A flannelette shirt and given
Some Taiwanese thongs
To wear to the bathroom

He grew up not expecting too much from life

His mum patched up all those tears
With liquid nails

And his dad showed him how to create a garden
Out of plastic

Still, sometimes he’d just had a gutful of life
But on a good day

He’d chew up a mouthful of gyprock cement —

And smile!

Snoop Bilby, aka Daniel Oxenburgh (Western Australia)

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