Dave Hughes’ selection for Thanksgiving week

The writers at Drinkers with Writing Problems have decided to take a break from writing for the week of Thanksgiving. Instead, we thought we’d share some holiday/fall themed pieces that we love from other writers.

Selected by Dave Hughes:

This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.

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