Thursday, 12 January 2012

No Gas

NO GAS

no gas
no hot running water
in what passes for an english summer
my wife
in her upstairs study
hogs the electric fire
downstairs
I put on an extra sweater
switch off the boring TV
place Johnny Cash in the CD player
dip into an anthology of Chinese poetry
lounge in the lazyboy
sip spring water
and await
the sometime-coming
plumber

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 26th June 2002

Publication

2003 The Worm (Internet)

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