Sunday, 11 July 2010


Eyes blue
A lighter blue than her skirt
A darker blue than her tights
Her tea-time treat
Is a thin ham sandwich
A bottle of Coke
A packet of plain crisps
And a glass of milk
Nervously adjusting her skirt
Legs crossed
Sat well back in the easy chair
She chews the straw
Squashes it flat
Folds it up
Throws it on the plate
She waits vacantly
Her mascara is tending to run

Composed: Sheffield, 5th May 1971


1972 THE WINE THE WOMEN AND THE SONG (Pyle, Kenfig Press)
1991 Pennine Platform (UK)

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