Monday, 5 September 2011


Odour Elimination
 

The grass grew long
as the rain remained
all summer, it seemed
dark

Inside, we kept the curtains closed,
spraying fragrance round the room
to eliminate the stench, we said,
but really,
it was the colour which appealed,
the limited edition pretence.

Eyes fixed to separate screens,
hand on glass,
there was intimacy there -

wrapped up in duvets designed for two,
warmed by paperweight worlds
growing deeper...
more meaningful...

Cold.

Buttons pressed, switches flicked,
the room was sprayed again,
all blossom and breeze inside,
but we still didn't try
to draw back the curtains,
see the grass as it was
or dare imagine the day
the rain would stop.

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