Saturday, 17 November 2018

17th November 2018

morning damp
among the bare branches
magpies and crows argue


© Rachel Green 2018

dear dog
the toothache is excruciating.
Almost no sleep
then up at six
because doing shit takes my mind
off the pain for a while
Now I'm waiting
for 9AM
to phone the emergency dentist
and beg for some help
something is wrong, surely?
Even the cat is crying.


© Rachel Green 2018

Friday, 16 November 2018

16th November 2018

bloody Christmas lights
getting earlier every year.
festive cards in the post


© Rachel Green 2018

and we wonder
why there's no respect amymoew.
I pick up litter from the garden
dropped by an endless parade of kids
going to and from school.
I'd have never done that as a kid.
Catholic upbringing.
I still carry the scars.


© Rachel Green 2018

Thursday, 15 November 2018

15th November 2018

children's shadows
as they cross the path of a low sun
inland gulls

© Rachel Green 2018

dental work
two teeth extracted
and another filled
I am beset with pain
and look for a lie-in.
Alas, the dog can tell the time
wakes me a 7:30
maybe I'll nap later
© Rachel Green 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

14th Novembwe 2018

early sun
fades to wind and rain
bicycle journey


© Rachel Green 2018

random slideshow
shows images of the past fifteen years
people I don't recognise;
dogs I still miss,
places I pine for.
And all those selfies
one a day as I age
falling into obscurity


© Rachel Green 2018

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

13th November 2018

late schoolboy
pretends he's an astronaut
propelled by wind


© Rachel Green 2018

mending an air bed
proves to be several hours
of fruitless work
I find the hole
but the patch doesn't work
the whole process is
deflating


© Rachel Green 2018

Monday, 12 November 2018

12th November 2018

solitary sparrow
on the overhead telephone wires
a pair of sneakers


© Rachel Green 2018

Thanks, Flickr,
that was my weekend destroyed
by cataloguing and downloading photos
Eighteen thousand
now transferred to Google
because you want more money
than advertising gets you.
So feel free to delete my content
I've stopped telling my friends
bow much I like you.


© Rachel Green 2018

Sunday, 11 November 2018

11th November 2018

rain drips
from the yellowing leaves
crow calls


© Rachel Green 2018

Saturday night
reduced lighting at the gym
no staff in evidence
One of the toilets is blocked
and some bloke is misusing the weights
Most people just get on with their exercise
while I walk, walk
getting in my five K a day
in an effort to rid myself of the stomach
then ruin the whole idea
by eating bread for dinner.


© Rachel Green 2018