CURFEW 23

DAY 23 – Aug 25

an orchestra of elastic bands once taut and humming at a stroke we slackened with a muted twang relaxed ate more drank more sat more lay more stopped washing binged watching the end is nigh we cried and popped another chocolate and washed it down with claret but now it seems the music calls to us again we comprehend this thing will end and suddenly we’re bored with all this relaxation all this feckless home vacation

a distant baton taps and we snap to attention start practicing in earnest set daily goals build muscle tone shake lazy bones seek out structure check posture risk uncharted tunes for a new world order 1-2-3-4….. gently stretch the narrow band until it’s safe to stand 5-6-7-8….. pitch perfect flex up straight the first chord strikes and finds us ready for re-entry into life.


See also poems read out loud at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9uLwxslE_VQ-fu-Dw6gdIA/playlists

My book of poems, A Day At A Time In Rhyme (Littlefox Press) can be found here: https://www.amazon.com.au/Day-At-Time-Rhyme/dp/0648083861/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=A+Day+At+A+Time+In+Rhyme+Jane+Clifton&qid=1572053238&sr=8-1

or on the SHOP page of this very website.


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