14 August 2007

Don’t Have The Need

I have been looking
for something
recently – quite
sure it is neither
lost nor misplaced
and though using

deductive powers
honed in hours
of similar searches
all I have found is:
a two dollar coin and
two sachets of seeds;

silver beet
and
curled parsley,
– and ennui
which threatens to
defeat me. An eraser

was all I wanted,
something
to clean the slate.
But it seems
Fate has dealt me
a belatedly off-hand

compliment, suggesting
perhaps, I don’t
have the need.
© 9 August 2007, I.D. Carswell