Celebrity Deity Big Brother
An archangel with a regional accent
is on voiceover duties: “Day seven
and God is in the diary room …”
Ill-at-ease; fidgety. Restless hand
tugging long white beard. “Yeah,
I’m pleased with it, but … uh …”
Long pause. “I don’t trust the snake.”
Voted out, Lucifer emerges to arc lights
and a mic shoved in his face. Fans
and naysayers alike make a terrace chant
of his name: “Loo-cee-furr! Loo-cee-furr!”
He smirks and mimes something vulgar
at the brunette presenter. Throws
a punch at a press photographer. Blazes.
Neil Fulwood is the author of film studies book ‘The Films of Sam Peckinpah’. His poetry has featured in The Morning Star, The Stare’s Nest, Butcher’s Dog, The Black Light Engine Room, Obsessed With Pipework and Ink Sweat & Tears. Neil’s married, holds down a day job and subsidizes several bars.