Archive for Daily Living

Just Another Day

Posted in Poetry with tags on September 6, 2011 by belfastdavid

Being flirted with
by an attractive young lady
in a fish and chip shop,

Watching knickers go round
in a washing machine
in a nearby launderette,

Struggling single-handedly
to put a king size duvet
back in its king size cover,

Pondering a vacuum cleaner
which generates great noise
but apparently does not suck,

Rescuing poems
from a computer
which died,

Drinking numerous cups of tea
and smoking, perhaps,
the occasional cigarette.

“So what!” you may say.

But it all helps
oil the wheels
which spin the world.

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Cleaning the Living Room

Posted in Poetry with tags on July 2, 2011 by belfastdavid

Putting back the furniture,
I need remind myself,
once again,
that it does not mean
the end of the world
if the coffee table
is not precisely
equidistant
from the sofa
and the armchair.

I recall
another room,
another time,
the look
of anguish
on her face
when I moved
the pouffe;
a relationship
which died.

Ah, but that
is another story,
because
for now
I must
gird myself
before
moving
ornaments
whilst I dust.