School’s Out*

To those of you in Education, I bid you a singularly restful vacation, Albeit rather compact in size, -So best leave no room for compromise…(!) ‘Tis well-deserved by all accounts, This week seeing exhaustion mount As students find new energy To counterbalance staff lethargy, With only hours left to go Until it’s time to close […]

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 […]


In my head There’s a secret vault, Gathering place of idle thoughts… The things I shouldn’t dare declare All safely (I hope) arranged in there, My elected position to sit on the sidelines Watching random events unravel Disclosing in their wake a route for travail: The seeking of solutions Tantamount to revolution With talk of […]


If ever I was dehydrated, Science would be fascinated That my powdered disposition’s In a well-maintained position, Honestly only testament To caffeine. …What a sorry lament! Overlooking my behaviour Truly, what a saviour: No black market shady dealing, Beats hands down Earl Grey and Darjeeling! Though truth be told, I’ve reservations About the product’s preparations, […]

Recline And Stall

I’ve got Sloth. Sluggish, idle sloth. I like to pretend It’s a time for personal growth But who would I be trying to kid As further down the abyss I slid…? No-one’s going to rescue me From televisual tyranny Though those around may castigate Because they simply can’t relate To tiredness, exhaustion, Beyond all proportion, […]