This is inspired by (our very own) George Ttoouli.
I plucked up the courage
to send her a message
using a networking site –
the type you hate.
It’s not like going to a door and knocking,
more like slipping a note under it saying:
‘I called but you were out,’
but without calling first.
I’m in a great place creatively,
but after a week I’m still trying
to open my fridge from the wrong side
and my pears all ripened at the same time.
I know you how much you like your metaphor,
but I really love a ripe pear.
Thanks for the advice.
It was a stroke of luck
that I got a washing machine drum
and, you were right, it makes a perfect furnace.
I left her my best wishes
then wrote a bear into my next piece.
It didn’t attack anyone
but, psychologically, the damage was long-term.
(Inspired by Static Exile, George Ttoouli, 1979 – )