Highway Hiatus*

‘Tis the season of road works for no reason…* Or at least, that’s how it appears: The mushrooming of holes in tarmac Enough to drive one to tears. The ubiquity of ‘temporary lights’ A really rather depressing sight, Workers clad in luminous attire Sadly not enough to inspire Any sense of hope at all As […]

Pet Rescue*

My cat Is a smart cat Emboldened by endurance. Couldn’t leave her in the cat home So I had to take the chance. All the other cats and kittens Already having thoroughly smitten Willing humans with space to care For creatures with a fine, full coat of hair… But nobody wanted a part-bald tabby, Hind […]

Happy Every After*

Happy Ever After- the fairy tale dream Where we sometimes forget things aren’t always as they seem, Misty-eyed wonder at fairy tale endings Forgetting that’s when we were only pretending; Forgetting that lads no longer ride horses, Glued to the Sport and 18-hole courses, These postmodern hunter-gatherer ways Sophisticated, some might say: No riding on […]

Cat, Smarter*

Given the male passion for sports That mostly involve a ball. I’m wondering, is there any point In trying to compete at all? The weekend days all earmarked Before next season’s even embarked, Leaving me free to do what I choose (Whether they win or whether they lose) -He never asks so I don’t have […]

Reveille for the USA*

Woe is the World… This President Elect The one whom few will ever forget, Not so much for his politics As arrogant, headline-grabbing antics…¹ Unless, in fact, this is media selection: Whether to damage or simply court correction. The former perhaps the most obvious plan, Constructing the downfall of a questionable man. Creating a backdraft […]

Four-Legged Friends

Have you ever considered re-homing a pet? -A simple creature that’s experienced neglect, Through absolutely no fault of its own Now in genuine need of a caring home? Perhaps an animal that’s failed to fit Into the life folk planned for it? The business of human aspiration Deteriorated to sore vexation Because the chosen quadruped […]