Armando Taborda

Armando Taborda

Posted on 12/16/2016

Photo taken on July 30, 2014

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My mother
poor woman
somehow she was
always the victim
of splitting and fucking,
fucking and splitting.
For example
that last guy,
he was a split
He split all kinds
of things like
the front door,
Mother's flower pots; once
he even split
her forehead open -
blood everywhere.
But mother said
he could fuck,
so she kept him around
until that time
he really fucked
up at the movies:
"The Aviator"
was playing that day,
something in that
must have set him
off, but who
knows with split
He start kicking
her so hard,
Mother screamed -
It must have been
because they stopped
the whole movie;
the police came
and took him away.
That's when my mother
finally split
up with the fucker.


After that
you would think
she'd had enough,
but then her body
fucked her over
big time -
mutant cells
splitting and fucking
all over
her insides.
Too late
for the doctors
to stop it -
stage four,
even chemo
was useless now.
Fucking cancer
taking my poor
Mother's life,
she was only
and already
had to pack
it all up.
But how would she
divide her things
amongst her children
and the neighbour,
and more importantly
who would get
the only thing
she ever loved
in this fucked-up world -
the dog?

by Jodie HOLLANDER, in "The POETRY REVIEW", Volume 104:2, Summer 2014

(photographs taken from Internet; edited by Armando TABORDA)

(1st edition, 2014; 2n edition, 2016)

Malik Raoulda, Steve Bucknell, Ulrich John, Christine and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo

14 comments - The latest ones
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to LuDoViC
3 years ago.
~ why do we return ~
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
~ to look for the no return ~
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, .t.a.o.n.!
3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Rhisiart Hincks
it is, indeed, Rhisiart! :)
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
3 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
18 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
18 months ago.
Steve Bucknell
Steve Bucknell
One of the saddest things I've heard on the radio today was about how abused women try to keep Christmas Day special for their kids, by trying not to put a foot wrong with their partners all day, so that at least the kids can have one special day of quiet and happiness.

A sad and brilliant poem, and an unnerving image to set with it!
18 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Steve Bucknell
The image softens the poem's hardness!

I agrre to you, this is a brilliant poem!
18 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique..Un poème très expressif .
Bonne fin de semaine.
18 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
Je suis d'accord. Réaliste, pessimiste mais néanmoins ironique.

Bon week-end, l'ami!
18 months ago.