Title: Vocal

Author: Tina Regtien

In: Sport 30: Peter Black-Real Fiction

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, March 2003

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 30: Peter Black-Real Fiction

Tina Regtien — Vocal

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Tina Regtien


I'm not getting married again
great party but
I'm adopted my kids are adopted
a boy and a girl
Her mum's a punk rocker
Yes you can have her
I don't know who I am she said

I gave up smoking once
until a friend with Aids said
he was off to an island to
She sweeps the base of her throat
with her hand
People kept ringing where's Nigel
Turns out the island was beautiful
Look what you've started I said
rolling a cigarette

The dog's a chihuahua cross
Aztecs bred them to eat
Not much of a meal
That's why they shiver

Vegetarian for twenty years
This chef came round
You want some chicken
you know you do
I'm like no way uh uh
He left
I went to the supermarket
came home
Ate the whole roast.