Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Skullduggery

Aside from machines designed to kill 
there’s nothing more terrible than a doorbell. 

Shall I stay here, hope that whoever it is decides to go away? 

No. 

The person on the doormat always knows: 

can feel the presence of someone trying 
to still their breathing 
within. 

Will circle back again, 
maybe take a look through the window 
or ring the bell three times longer. 

Whatever: they won’t go away and anyhow, 
it doesn't feel great creeping around 
like a thief in your own living room. 

Not that there’s any skullduggery going on in here. 
Just this notebook and pen.

2 comments:

  1. With me it was dread of the postman - bills, letters from the bank. Horrible, nothing worse (though eventually I got over it - more or less).

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    1. Oh yes, I know it only too well.

      Thanks Nick.

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