12 May 2009

If The Neighbour Calls


Caught eating ‘half’ an
iceblock ‘going to waste’
while wrapped in a towel
as big as the refrigerator
you’re raiding is no big deal
you say – don’t pick on me

but the towel barely saves
abashed modesty where
125kg of heuristic gustatory
precedent engages an
emphatically evident and
post-traumatic denial

Yes, I agree, it’s no ‘big’
deal as you say – but
you’ll soon need a much
larger towel to ensure that
sense of decency prevails
if the neighbour calls
© 30 January 2009, I. D. Carswell