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.


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
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,
for now
I must
gird myself
whilst I dust.