Shaving – An Honest Psalm

They say the jaw-bone tease Is like a lawn-mover Going through the same lines Over and over, and occasionally Just like Mars craters, there are Spinifex Fairy circles around pimple marks Still I make merry mowing the lawn And making a black undergrowth As neat as the front garden Yet unlike the green carpet around…

My Wife’s Bottom Half

  My wife is my little penguin Visibly knocked knees – although funny and wobbly Seemingly restricts you from many sexual positions And makes you a holy missionary Of the missionary…… Still she has chubbish stubby thighs That waddle to work and back And I love her for all of that…. Sometimes she wears socks…

Antibiotic

It seems I have built resistance to everything Like a strain of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) After all I’m doomed in love Too picky and too perfectionist Brash I think, after all Penicillin Was invented in 1928 from petri mold And Vancomycin is no wonder pill But here a man stands Unknowing that a new antibiotic…

A Text Message and More

I texted you “have a nice day” Seemingly lost for other words – The hackneyed they say has a powerful voice – And in that morning ritual, I found a little humdrum Of what is absent yet thought-provoking What we take for granted – An SMS And when I see you back again at twilight…

Memories

You look in the mirror And the youth which galloped past As white-water rapids is now idly swimming past Curving bends and meandering elbows When you can taste a whisk of brine From the distant estuary And in this space of ambivalence and fear of the great unknown You have one hermitage – a place…

Success

Success they say is a yardstick Or perhaps even a scale To measure your social standing She is like the toothpaste That slowly comes out of a tube Rubbing against teeth, sculpting Brilliant smiles – and seemingly A smile is the truce, the armistice Between two strangers When that enamel-rich success crescent Puts a spell…