21 February 2012

staircase poem 13

feel uninspired
like a table sitter
at church hall entrance
or a security guard
tasked to check visitors
you have an appointment with ...?
your papers please

some days it's
enough to do laundry
or sit in the sun with a book
reading with a cup of tea
or wineglass in hand
change happening
in life

too much sitting
in the same deskchair
at the same tensioned desk
surrounded by tasks not done
& notes for more always more
—those obligations
& ideas

or veg watching
pub library battlestar
across bright red yatak
carpet warm underfoot
african violet in bloom
on an endtable
under a lamp

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