Mop Bucket

In memory of my Mum (3rd Jan 1945 - 5th July 2008)

It suddenly occurred to me that she used to piss in the mop bucket
My mother
The one who, having given birth to
seven
Prided herself on her flat stomach and her need
only for eye-liner (eye eye!),
would then piss in the mop bucket;
Usually drunk
And slurring
And struggling to crouch straight
And her tone
Forcing the 'Oh shut up! B'Lin-Der!'
Mocking my... prudery
If only she'd known
What I had done long since
Although I've never once pissed in a
Mop bucket!





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