Weekend Widow*

‘WOMAN DIES OF BOREDOM!’ I can see the headlines now,… Man, she must’ve been desperate -Poor cow. Not that I’d be bothered To cultivate publicity. I mean, given the situation, What point would there be Of notifying the Nation With some witty banner headline Or worse, a solemnly rhymed oration With a sombre strapline? In […]

Hiatus*

Old man. Fancy car. Driving style a little bizarre…¹ Given the clear cost of your wheels (Personally, I just don’t get the appeal- Is this perhaps a conscious selection To perk up your gradually failing erection? -The only way to shore up your manhood?) Things must be tough in your neighbourhood, Your desperate desire to […]

Smells Like Team Spirit*

I couldn’t run a race if my life depended on it. I possibly might’ve walked but I never would’ve won it, My sports education not even worth discussion: Two female teachers (one built like a Russian…!) Who stood together on the field Showing us which bat to wield And, in absence of excuse, Pointing out […]

Boredom and Disorder*

Lord, I am bored With this six week summer vacation An open-ended stretch of weeks With way more troughs than actual peeks, What with everyone else I know Having jobs where they choose when not to go: A day off here, a morning there, At times of rest when in need of self-care. Reaping the […]

Under-Occupation Oration*

The fly in my current employment Is not-infrequent lack of deployment… The Sitting Around With Nothing To Do Like a lonely exhibit in Human zoo Is really not my choice of task. Not that anyone would actually ask- It’s simpler after all, I suppose, To generally accept that nobody knows… Which isn’t the way I’d […]

Under Occupation *

The fly in my current employment Is a tacit lack of deployment… The Sitting Around With Nothing To Do Like a lonely exhibit in Human zoo Is really not my choice of task Not that anyone would actually ask- It’s simpler after all, I suppose, To generally accept that nobody knows… Which isn’t the way […]

Paresseux*

Slacktivism¹. Now there’s a word To captivate the passive-absurd: A sociological construct nouveau Applied to people we, all of us, know. Restless, the knowledge in our heads Of all that we have ever said In open response to those social causes Brought about by negative forces; Wrought by nature, wrought by Man,² Enacting some or […]