Friday, November 28, 2008

Circle Line 3

We were passing under Regents Park
And the train stopped again
The driver said,
We are sorry for the delay
But an antelope escaped the zoo
Came down the escalator
And ran into the tunnel

We waited, not moving,
for about ten minutes.
Then the driver said,
We should be moving soon.
The antelope still hasn’t been found
But we’ve sent a lion
Down after it.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Circle Line 2

The driver said,
The yellow line is there for a reason!
Which was news to me
Because I thought
They painted the yellow lines
To cheer the platform up.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Circle Line 1

The train stopped in the tunnel
And the driver said
I’m sorry for the delay
But someone stood in front
Of the yellow line
And hit a train.

And I thought
How unusual.
Usually the train
Hits the person
Not the other way round.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Oddments 3

As I followed
The path less travelled
I wondered
Who had dropped the sweet wrappers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

School Staffrooms 2

How long is Thursday?
I’m not sure.
I thought it had been swapped for Wednesday.
No, it’s still Thursday.
All day?
Yes, all day.
I thought Thursday was just the morning
and finished in time for lunch.
No, Thursday goes on until 3 o’clock as usual.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Train Worry

I woke in the night
Worrying about the phone call
We overheard
On the train this morning

Will her elderly and incapacitated
Get the washing machine delivery okay
And will they deliver it
Up all those steps?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oddments 2

I love the period between the covers
When our bodies
Are neither too cold
Nor too hot and sweaty.