REAL LIVE TING

As you know, I start writing at 4.30am on most days.

Here is where I am going to post the first version of the poems I’m working on. At the end of the day, the poems will disappear.

 

LAUGHING BIRDS 

 

Deep throaty

laughing Birds

 

cackling

at your

 

sorry

attempts

 

to make

head

 

or tail

of this life.

 

Just when you thought

you’ve got it sorted.

 

you’ve got it understood.

It doesn’t matter.

 

The sun shines

on the balcony

 

All fear

is forgotten

 

What are they

laughing about?

 

God’s got

all the best jokes.

 

SISTA 

 

African Sister describe yourself in five words?

 

Elegant

Bright

 

Fair

 

Funny

Determined

 

I would have put indecisive in there.

 

Would you like to see

how determined

 

I am

 

to kill you

if you add that?

 

OK.You win.