Prompt: "So we decided to ..." as title.
Today there was nothing we had to do
that couldn’t wait. The calendar was blank,
not one appointment we had to keep.
We woke the first time at quarter to six,
the next at nine fifteen. All those cosy hours
the cats didn’t stir to demand breakfast.
Finally Andrew crept out and fed us all
the quick and easy way. Open a tin for them,
just toast for us and my obligatory coffee.
We ate in bed and settled with our books.
The cats rejoined us. The day outside was grey
with drizzling rain that later turned heavy.
Around two we thought about lunch
and I made an omelette. The cats woke up
looking hopeful, so we gave them a bit.
An hour or so later, not the same instant,
we both finished our books. We kissed each other
and snuggled down alongside the purring cats.
I finally rose and checked the email,
showered and dressed. I took the car to the shops
before they closed; it was still raining.
I bought tinned soup and baked beans
for a no-hassle dinner. We watched some TV
and ate chocolates; now it’s time for bed.
Some of these poems are autobiographical, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of both. The intention is art rather than self-expression. I don't allow factual details to get in the way of poetry! (I do seek emotional truth.) They are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here. Copyright also applies to almost all photos posted here, though a few are licensed under Creative Commons.
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