while all around is broken, shall we mend
and tidy this little bit.
shall we change the linen, white and clean.
lean toward a better place round us, start again?
shall i sleep , stay quiet and try to understand
some things, knowing i will never know it all.
shall i love thee not in any biblical sense,
for our minds have changed…Continue
grandma came from malta, or was it
gibraltar, anyhow dad was very dark.
his hair remained so, with help and support.
i came from england to live here with you
also from another country.
i hear there is trouble in the village.
yes. i am scared they will shout
and say go home.
tried to persuade him to leave the bed.
nice clean sheets today. no, i am staying
in the raggled mess .
like our government*
you know of such things, and what about
the laundry man, he comes tomorrow.
he will be disappointed.
send the cover, keep it clean so no one
notices the mess underneath.
isn’t that what they* do?
so you are still in bed?
are you not feeling any better?
no. it is like a bombshell, with
the bomb left in it. boom and my
little world i loved is shattered.
all my things are the same, yet
something shifted. i am bereft.
i cannot help, i am the same.