Ms. Manners

The following account is true. It was told to Esther by a fellow passenger as they waited to board their delayed flight to Brennan.  She always said yes. She never said no. She’d go wherever you wanted to go, She always was smiling and delighted to please, She was kind and supportive, never mean or … Continue reading Ms. Manners

True Minds

Written for Stelios and Egle’s Wedding 1st June 2019   What does enduring love now mean after all these many years? You’ve shared a thousand jokes and smiles, soothed sleepless faceless fears, You’ve farted loudly in your bed, squeezed spots and picked your teeth, You’ve both enjoyed experimenting, especially when he is underneath. You’ve washed … Continue reading True Minds

Dovers Rovers Plovers

Nonsense Rhymes and Tongue Twisters Revisited   Mormons marry many wives How merry are those many wives? If many merry Mormons marry Can married wives make Mormons merry?   Dozy dogs of Dover Dash down Delilah’s dam Delilah drowns those dozy dogs No more dovers dashing down.   Rows of robber rovers ride, Rogue rovers … Continue reading Dovers Rovers Plovers

Pasta

You fail every day to make them feminist men, The domestic is boring and nothing to them. Food on their plates, clean clothes in their drawers, Warm beds to sleep in and hoovered bedroom floors. You’ve created two Princelings, spoiled rotten boys, When you ask them for help all they hear is white noise. This … Continue reading Pasta

Invigilating

Exam hall stress, exam hall strain, Invigilating for three hours is an occupational pain. Students rustle their papers, give their pens a quick chew, Return to the questions inwardly cursing at you, They never showed up to the lectures you gave, Now here they sit panicking, hoping for a brain wave …   One student … Continue reading Invigilating