Some Small Nonsense

Over
The ceiling rose and fell like a breathing chest.
Staring up and sprawled like a swatted fly,
He composed a step by step guide to getting up.
The afternoon passed to charcoal grey first.

My
Angry hands
Like balls of wood
Going nowhere.

Cheese
Searching for inspiration
In desperation in pyjamas
Munch hungrily on cheese
In hope of inducing nightmares.

Jelly Babies
I would be quite happy eating jelly babies for breakfast.
There’s always something interesting outside a window
And trying to work out what’s happening in foreign films.
And so many things that people no longer think amazing
But should, like: taps, recording sound, measuring time.
I would be quite happy eating jelly babies for breakfast.

a windowsill
    curtains
       pulled across,
         my world
           measures
              2’ by 4’
                by 5’ tall
                  as big as it
                     needs to be
                        all that is
                           in it is
                             myself and
                                a packet
                                   of biscuits
                                      and a really
                                         good book
                                           the sun
                                             streams in
                                                through the
                                                  open window
                                                    but that is
                                                      part of an
                                                        inconceivably
                                                           bigger world
                                                              so that
                                                                 is ok
                                                                   and it keeps
                                                                     me warm too
                                                                       and melts
                                                                         the biscuits
                                                                           but i eat
                                                                             them too
                                                                               quickly for
                                                                                 them to melt
                                                                                   anyway.

                                                                                     Please
                                                                                       do not
                                                                                          disturb me.

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