Truth

That beer is drunk!
True, she lied
The sky is blue,
and so is your mouth!
If a newspaper is read,
what colour is blood? she asked.
Black is white and white; black -
prove me wrong she argued!
I looked in a mirror and it told me an untruth...
True!?

Trouble at the Bank

Mr Green died.

His account red -
His own obituary.

At the church
The trumpets blue -
With cold
and the mourners wore black,
Faces.

The bells peeled in the sun.

Demistifying Pad

I bought a demistifying Pad from the car care section at my local petrol station.
Least, I thought that's what I thought it was called..
I must admit,
life still feels very confusing  - even with it!

Man in the Supermarket

A man in the supermarket
with no list, no clue
what to buy
what to do. Why?

Was it bread, she said?
Kitchen foil? - Toil, toil!
Think think! Bleach for the sink?
Food for the cat - not that!

What to do;
what to get.
Beer, cigarettes?
Yes! No, no.
No list, no clue
what to buy
what to do?

Ah my mobile - I'll ring
she'll tell me that thing
my mind won't recall - at all.
no list, no clue
what to buy
what to do.

"Yes, yes it's me" said he, on the phone in the shop.
I am here, dear
but you gave me no list; no clue,
what to buy what to do.

Yes, yes! Ah! Credit for my mobile and...

       ...Hello?

             ...Hello?"

To Find Myself

I thought I'd  have to go to India "to find myself",
but I looked in the long bedroom mirror and there I was!
Job done!

Sunday Morning Shopping Mall (The)

The buzz from the key cutter.
The 55 inch flat screen TV's
The wait for a familiar face,
the joy when we see one!
The demands of the children.
The C. C. T. V .
The insistence of the parent.
The young and the old.
The queue in the clothes shop.
The stare at her screen.
The door that once opened means the start of the day.
"The best slopes this winter" .
"The long winter sun".
The stairs; a great playground.
The highly polished floor; reflecting.
The lights in row.
The incomprehensible accents
and "coffees to go"