In Ñspel: WARNING, by Jenny Joseph

BBC: Obituary

Jeni Jozif

WORNÑ

Ẃn I am an old wmn I śl wer prpl
Wɖ a red hat ẃć dz’nt g, n dz’nt sūt m.
N I śl spend mî penśn on brandi

n sumrgluvz

N satin sandlz, n se w’v no muni fr butr.
I śl sit dǎn on ɖ pevmnt ẃn I’m tîrd
N gobl p samplz in śops n pres alarmbelz
N run mî stic alñ ɖ public relñz
N mc p fr ɖ sbrayti v mî yʈ.
I śl g ǎt in mî sliprz in ɖ ren
N pic ɖ flǎrz in uɖr ppl’z gardnz
N lrn t spit.

Y cn wer teṛbl śrts n gro mor fat
N īt ʈri pǎndz v soṣjz at a g
Or onli bred n picl fr a wīc
N hōrd pnz n pnslz n birmats

n ʈñz in boxz.

Bt nǎ w mst hv cloɖz ɖt cīp s drî
N pe ǎr rent n nt swer in ɖ strīt
N set a gd xampl fr ɖ ćildṛn.
W mst hv frendz t dinr n rīd ɖ peprz.

Bt mbi I òt t practis a litl nǎ?
So ppl hu nǒ m r nt tù śoct n s’prîzd
Ẃn sudnli I am old, n start t wer prpl.

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