Short and silly

To dispell the blues, a series of short verses inspired by Claudia McGill’s masterly absurdities.

 

I held out my hand

you took it

blood drips on your shoes.

 

Take me away from it all

she says

to the bus driver.

 

She watches the washing

going round and round

her eyes on those red socks.

 

I heard her say it

he gets up to feed the cat

at three in the morning.

 

At the checkout

she picks up a dozen disposable lighters

then another one just in case.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

28 thoughts on “Short and silly”

      1. Yes, I did. I mean I don’t get notifications from twitter unless I log in which I don’t do often in the course of the day. I’ll look right away, ma’am.

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