Nick Wedlake


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Nick Wedlake


Nick Wedlake

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advice to the Adolescent Son of a Fundamentalist Christian


Advice to the Adolescent Son of a Fundamentalist Christian


Advice to the Adolescent Son of a Fundamentalist Christian

 

so she
said she loves god
so much
she’d kill her middle
son just like abraham almost killed
isaac his son who her son isaac
is named after
so i
never called
child welfare and
she moved on
and he’s on the honor roll
so she
says she loves jesus christ
and the whole story and the whole bible
is sexual
and i wonder
what it’s like to be fucked by christ
but don’t ask because
she’ll tell me
i know she will because
she told isaac that
he was addicted to porn
and a demon was controlling his dick
and he thinks he’s sinning
because mom says he is
because mom was never in porn
but should have been
so he
asks me about it
so i
tell him it’s natural to be
young and dumb and full of cum
so lock
your door and make friends
with mr. monkey
before you explode
because
your mother might kill you tonight
in the back yard
did you know
your picnic table
is an altar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Too Happy For Dylan


Too Happy For Dylan


Too Happy For Dylan

 

Marshall Mathers is Eminem and forty. 
Forever Slim Shady –
The new Dylan looking for the new Baez –
The new Forever Young.
 
– I don’t want to die, Slim –
I want to collect Diamonds and Rust, Joany – 
I want to live forever, Bob –
But first – 
For the last time –

– I want to cut my arms and stomach 
Fifty-five times – 
For fifty five years –
In front of a mirror –
To look like I feel: Melodramatic and excessive –
Stupid happy.
 
– I want to overdose and wake up in a bathtub  
Next to a rubber duck –
Covered in my own vomit –
Pissing in my boxers –
To smell like I feel: Reprehensible and juvenile –
Stupid hot.
 
– I want to play with myself on a milk crate 
With a noose around my neck –
Then kick it across the basement –
And land on my toes –
To feel like my dick: demoralized and vindictive.
Stupid horny.
 
– I want to be serenaded by angst
Comforted by suicidal tendencies –
Stimulated by self-destruction;
I’m done with Dylan –
Bored with Baez –
Stupid old...
 
...What the fuck, Shady!
Joy is sucking the life
                Right out of me!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BIO


BIO


 

Nick Wedlake is a writer and artist currently living in Springfield, Massachusetts. His first novel, Eat the Pretty Ones, was published in 2009. He has toured extensively throughout New England performing his work and teaching. His life and writing are the subject of a documentary film (also titled Eat the Pretty Ones), which was a finalist at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.