25 January 2012

Covetous Nobodies

Symbol home 3

Won’t call it disappointment
not when it meant little change
to resigned expatriation

Sure, cleaning the space again took
a fair few days but thankfully much
less of an emotional engagement –

And there’s some pride in admitting
self-respect was the magical dab-hand
irony of classically ‘arty’ effects

So the late news nobody was coming
to inspect didn’t make waves – or
spawn grand theatrical agonies;

It’s the best she’s looked in ages
we agreed – as a perfect place those
covetous nobodies will never see
© 17 June 2011, I. D. Carswell