06 November 2010


the idea was classic 
half a shoe said enough to get you in... 
though just for an instant suppose
most of what you think is obvious – hint,
swearing under your breath’s a giveaway

yeah, we know those facial tics and
grimaces date back to the 60’s
even a laconic hand brushing
back hair is pass̩ Рbut half
a shoe, wow, there’s a trick!

like half an idea sort of half way
containing half a tread on reality
where half a hit of the best snort
doesn’t get too complicated by
snowing you down, and there 

you see half a shoe getting
you in under the door...
© 21 June 2010, I. D. Carswell