You asked me if I liked to swim
I replied –
Only when the waters gravitational pull ensnares me in
then I can play amid the icebergs – blowing kisses
to the passing herd of day tripping whales.
Did you laugh at my off the wall retort
lots of people do, well those who stick around
I was left thinking – that you might not be one of them.
Why do most relationships
eventually resemble polite cups of tea
in black and white waiting rooms.
People passing through, hastily bought
sausage rolls ending up being fed to the birds.
You wanted to end it – OK fair doe’s!
Everything eventually comes down to that. Thanks for your time, and anything else you invested in me.
It was nice (ouch, I hated that word) but what else could one say.
I know what I wanted to say
only well-mannered girls DO NOT swear in public.
GO SCREW YOU: I stood up and shouted; spitting
my tea across the table.
I watched as you went from grey to puce all in the
blink of an eye
How utterly unlike me: as I fell back down watching you
scurrying towards the door.
Damn I must have forgotten to take my polite pill today
tomorrow I shall take two – or maybe even three.