24 May 2010


Goodbye or goodnight
isn’t an easy farewell
despite social niceties
woven into adages of
approved behaviour

I’d like to hear it as it
is with venom infused
not something agreed,      
as they say, confused
with good manners

So you don’t like me?
I don’t need to know
why – for sure that is
your sole prerogative -
just give me a clue

A word which implies
there’s room for doubt
cries foul warning me
you've changed ideas
about who’s a fool
© 26 March 2010, I. D. Carswell