An entry in The Crocodile prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry
Welcome all, to The World of If!
Where dreams are Butts and but’s What-Ifs.
Where everything’s If-possible,
All your wishes are If-able!
If you believe, If can be done.
Here Black&White If-xist as one.
Men&Women have If-nocent fun,
Playing naked under the sun.
Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, others?
All take-If their under-covers.
They run and play, without their guns.
Look, how cute, with their exposed buns!
(My goodness me, look at the nuns!)
And children, playing in the sand,
Watch as their parents, hand in hand,
Walk over to the other side
To greet If-someone’s, side-by-side.
We’re not too bothered, about rifts,
We Kiss-Butt&Make-If with gifts.
Peace&Order rules with An-If
From The Prime Minister of Just-If.
We don’t deny our big What-Ifs
We’re all about Butts not But-If’s.
If-people live naked and free
In one big, badass If-country,
What a wonder for all to see,
What a great If-ing community!
Yes, welcome to The World of If,
If-possible, just think, What-If…
Couplets, written 15 March 2014, inspired by Richard Lamoureux’s line ‘…in the world of if’ in his rispetto poem On the edge.