Skype poems

 

Cherry

A system like the sun.

I have started setting my alarm for 6 am but if I slept til the afternoon no-one would notice. Yesterday I bought my first ever lottery ticket and...
Gold cherry

Little dreamchoke

I blame the positioning of my bedroom furniture. The wardrobe isn't where it should be and the bed needs to be along the other wall. I need to swap...

Noel Gallagher

You should watch the video to our song 'Whatever' it's one of our best songs. Back then I could write a guitar solo as easy as buttering bread in the...
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There's a lot of it going around

'There's a lot of it going around' I say to a policeman who is in my flat telling me the ginger girl upstairs has been threatened by an ex-boyfriend...

Sad eggs

Sad eggs. I am abroad thinking of all the times we were abroad. It's a special thing, going somewhere you've never been with someone you have baths...

101 Great Goals

The person you used to drink champagne with now cries himself to sleep and you carry on regardless. On your shelves you have two videos: 101 Great...
Cherry

The museum of the thing

'I'm thinking of putting my bed into the spare room and everything from the spare room into my bedroom' you said in lieu of an acceptance speech. You...

Nod your head when asking the customer what they'd like

It's her first day and she has already changed the radio station that plays from the speakers fixed to the wall by the fish tank, pantings for sale...
Cherry

A trip to the cardiologist

Pads pressed down on stomach flabs and told to relax and take normal breaths and I close my eyes because it might hurt but when the pattern on the...
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Setting fire to people and things

You go through life setting fire to villages then running along to the next one where you start from scratch and say hello I'm new here and people...

Follow the yellow car

"Follow that yellow car" I shout to the taxi driver and he steps on it probably thinking 'Finally I get to follow something. I've never done a car...
Cherry

Fat lot of good it did me

I packed my bags three days before I was going away. Passport in the zip pocket. No clothes or toiletries becasue I'd buy fresh when I'd settled in...

It turned out Izzie had an alternative motive

This is the problem with Izzies. They're a problematic bunch. I've met four that I know of plus an Isabelle who was perfectly nice and maybe that...
Cherry

You had such a nice nose

I used to have nice eyes I'd get compliments once a fortnight and I remember my dad once saying he was good at football at my age as we ran around...

My summer job was as a lifeguard at the swimming pool.

I think the two people in the flat next door are teachers. I see them on the stairs, a canvas bag filled with exercise books I don’t they they’re a...
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We won so we get to write the history

I recently saw the two history teachers from my school holding hands through the market place. Both of them long retired, trying on hats then looking...
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Time Out Guide to Paris

Next year I'll be the same age as Princess Diana when she died. I'm going to work out the moment I'll outlive her and if I make it everyone can come...
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Cherry

You had such nice eyes

I used to have nice eyes. I'd get compliments once a fortnight and I remember my dad once saying he was good at football at my age as we ran around...
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Cherry

Hot sad nights

We don't sleep at night anymore.. It's too hard, like sitting an exam you haven't revised for or your first day as a chef when you lied on your CV...
Cherry

The doctor is very beautiful

Both paramedics have muddy trousers from knee to ankle I don't know if they have spares in the ambulance, or socks you can't be a paramedic in wet...

The ceiling spotlight flicked on

You found her diary inside a cook book and now you don't know what to do. You knew she could cook but you didn't know she could draw like that. You'...

IF you fall asleep in your dream you die

which is why I'm always falling asleep in other people's dreams. I sneak in, unnoticed and climb into a bed. If you dream a train is coming and you'...
Gold cherry

Rules for game

I explain to everyone on the plane I’ve invented a game that can only be played on long haul flights. If anyone doesn’t want to join in that’s fine...
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Out of a lump of clay

I have been telling babies their manuscripts Will often be turned down without the first line being read And it’s hard, watching the babies...
Cherry

because you like horror stories

I have been scaring myself shitless every night reading lesser known Stephen King novels and watching 1980s Japanese ghost movies I’ve read about on...

Chas and Dave

Ayesha is from Margate but her kids have never been there. There’s never been anything to go back for but her friend is getting married so we’re here...
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Cherry

Dancing

We are only ever as happy as the last text message we received. The onomatopoeia of angst. Good dreams are on the top floor and we’re standing in the...
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Cherry

Rave's off

Now that most people use laptops trains aren’t allowed to have windows anymore. People with beards wouldn’t type so loudly if they knew their...
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Gold cherry
Poem of the week

Shopping with kids

Ayesha always went shopping on Sunday afternoons, both kids in the back. Let’s get this over quick as we can. She hates driving but needs to put...
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Cherry

Milk

She says she’s lactose intolerant but I think she just misses her dad, a milkman, who sat down on his armchair two Boxing Days ago and never work up...

Out of a lump of clay

I have been telling babies their manuscripts will often be turned down without the first line being read and it’s hard, watching the babies...

A head of dirty furniture

The for sale sign is in your hedge again The Friday night pisshead are always in the gardens Between the only pub in town and the new Housing estate...
Cherry

The foolishness begins immediately

We stole a police car on our honeymoon. It's something we've both always wanted to do. The first time we met, set up by mutual friends we couldn't...