28 November 2010



To the surprised wine company
saleswoman, no, I wasn’t
hallucinating – believe me, I thought
that you were She Who Speaks
In Muted Tones

Okay, took a while to connect, 
been waiting all day expecting
My Delight’s call; suffice to say
once the phone’s volume was
suitably adjusted we made sense

Now I have a wry smile
and a tale of awkwardness
to relate – if Her Eminence makes it out
of the baggage carousel before
this embarrassment wanes
© 13 July 2010, I. D. Carswell