23 August 2015


Anticipation’s easier to live with than familial 
obligation - so when is it going to happen, or 
has it; already th’ next bottle of wine may be 
a clinical observation you’re past tense, and 
if it is true you’ve solved a mystery that only 
you could have; where in the prolepsis of its 
inescapable reality can you hide awaiting a 
vision you’d’ve irrefutably avoided anyway 

And it’s where we find you, avoiding familial 
obligations you knew were Sunday clothes - 
redefining it as more a convenience of rules 
for engagement; in a sense its so, but cross 
any threshold and you know who’s dressed 
appropriately & exactly how to behave … 

© 4 April 2015, I. D. Carswell