Sharks


The water flows over me faster than oil
It melts in my mouth like a butter
I'm faster by far than a spark on a coil
Or the speed of a camera shutter
I turn like an axle that's smothered in grease
I'm harder to catch than a flock of wild geese

With new dermal denticles stuck to my skin
I possess a torpedo's libido
I leave smooth smears of egg on the minister's chin
But you won't spot my spurt on a speedo
By the time that you've seen the new flash on my tunic
I'll have shifted my brilliant body to Munich

 

[March 2000]

From Make Mine a Double

Speedo have produced a go-faster swimsuit which imitates sharks. Its surface is covered with 'dermal denticles'. BMW sold Rover to Alchemy.