25 January 2013


i don't have time is an excuse

finding an excuse proves more
strenuous than avoiding issues
agreeing sufficient reason to do
nothing also makes sense

that is ‘sense’ used reclusive of
awareness, it doesn’t have that
unavoidable consequence of an
outfield catch that’s missed

isn’t an ‘oh, shit!’ recrimination
more an ‘oh, really?’ evasion of
responsibility – or innocence on
the hoof sort of thing

so you’re carefully loitering and
screening eyes from images you
know are exactly opposite how
you’d like to see yourself

but you can’t demur as it would
make you as culpable as those
you’re conscientiously avoiding
any fleeting eye-contact with
© 24 December 2012, I. D. Carswell