in my pocket

February 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

big fat rubber band:

possibly a sign of insecurity

like the huge knots

on the back of my primary school embroidery.


my mum always had one

up her sleeve

the lump of it an abiding childhood memory.


better than paracetamol

and take three says my sister’s consultant

why does advice you pay for seem more reliable?

nail file:

found on the street

but kept

because I try but I’ll only start biting again

when one gets broken.

one pound and five pence:

for milk

ordinary is only eighty five pence

but the organic is a pound and three.

gloves with holes:

in fact more hole than glove now

hoping to make them last the winter

not mean, just frugal.


(Linking back to TFE and the Poetry Bus)



  1. TotalFeckinEEjit said,

    Spare, sparse, splendid!

  2. Rachel Fox said,

    Ah, the tissue lump! I couldn’t fit tissues into my poem this time but never mind – here they are!

  3. Argent said,

    Eej says it well: spare, sparse, splendid! My mum always had a tissue lump and, as a snotty-nosed kid, so did I.

  4. Titus said,

    A poem of small details and half-glimpsed insights. Really enoyed it, and love the final line.

  5. Karen said,

    I really enjoyed the details and the introspection. The final line speaks volumes. I really like this!

  6. Pure Fiction said,

    I like the rubber band and the lead in to the knotty school embroidery – very telling, but beautifully subtle. Lovely poem.

  7. Domesitc Oub said,

    Great stuff…. paid for advice, organic milk, loved all the little details 🙂

  8. Jingle said,

    beautiful writings.
    anything could be the subjects,
    I am impressed and reminded the openness of poetry…


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