Simple ways to test your soul

 
Vi and Ron are meant
to be looking after Al.
They live here together
on the psyche ward, all nut jobs.

Vi’s cradling Al’s head
singing so sweet:
Baby’s in the reeds
with the pumpkin seeds.
Mommy nurses baby
she’s all he ever needs.

Big Ron thinks that’s funny
he’s all sniggering
saying the teat word
holding onto his chest
soft like bosoms.

Al is dumb
not stupid as such
but, simply said
incapable of speech
in need of someone
to look out for him
but who’s left here
and can be trusted?

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