01 May 2009

Light Relief


cleans desk with casual
sweep of left hand, rubs
dust nonchalantly on
trousers; yes, more in
character, the no-frills
outlook on life

has no-one to impress
but a coterie of somewhat
elderly memories when
things may have been
done differently
- wishes to forget

writes ‘clean me’ in
obdurate dust with a
freehand finger; but
it resists change -
no-longer seems
like light relief
© 12 January 2009, I. D. Carswell