Re-calibration

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

I know you’re not a computer,

this isn’t an issue of overloading

or not enough space on the hard-drive

but really

most things can benefit

from a little reboot from time to time.

But perhaps it’s a connection issue?

We could give the cable a good wiggle,

turn it over

a strong blow to clear the dust,

see if it fits in better that way up?


Daily Post – Restart

Hiding In The Bathroom The Morning After

‘Well you know of course

when you know who closes a door

he always opens a window.’

Except I’ve been eating on too many pizzas,

and I’m not sure the hips puberty gave me

are going to get through that narrow opening

without some serious grazing

and attracting the neighbour’s attention

when he goes looking for the wounded animal

dying over the other side of the fence.

At this point you remind me it’s a metaphor,

that you’re not talking about the bathroom window

above the toilet in Francis? Matthew? Thomas?

Definitely Thomas.

The bathroom window above Thomas’s downstairs loo.

In your eyes there’s no choice but to hike up my knickers

and make the most of where last night got me,

breakfast and all

and perhaps it might turn out

that this window

is less of a window,

and more like a door.

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I fancied trying to write something a bit more light hearted tonight. If anyone has any constructive criticism I’d really appreciate it.

Fish Or Ferry

“No.” said Serena slowly, doing her best to annunciate and raise the decibel level with each syllable. “That wasn’t what I meant.”

“Oui!” replied the French man enthusiastically from behind the market stall, fish still in hand as he gesticulated wildly. “Le poisson! Oui! Oui!”

“Non. Non.” Serena felt the blush creeping up her throat as people began to stare. “Non poisson. Non poisson! Non Francey! Noney Francey!”

“Oui poisson!”

“I don’t want the bloody fish!” Serena screamed, throwing her hands onto her head and scrunching the large-brimmed sunhat between her fingers. “I asked where the ferry was! The ferry!”

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