Poems

how to get a life

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

just to tell you there is nothing better
almost nothing better than getting into bed
in the middle of the afternoon
when the sun shines down outside
and you are perfectly well
shedding your clothes
one arm under pillow
having no sense of ambition
beyond this experiment with quiet
having learned something from the cat
herself curled up under a garden bush

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  • mayahanley

    My friend, Pamela Robinson, called me from Dublin just now to ask me to put a comment here about this poem, which she loved. ‘I now have a life’ she said.

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