Kentucky Fried God

Perth, Western Australia, 1994

A Baptist wedding,
minister a game-show host,
sleazing over the decorative bridesmaids,
joking with the model-boy groomsmen.
‘Obey’ was bad enough,
but this 18-year-old vows to submit!
‘Submit to him in everything.’
My vision blurs with bruises.
And he and she are told to
commit, and sacrifice themselves
to a life of Family Values and
Kentucky Fried God.