Am I the Only One who Does This?

( this was just published on ‘The Drabble’: thought you’d like a read too 🙂 ]

I’ve been clearing up the house

sweeping up the crumbs.

It’s a monthly ritual.

Am I mad? or just dumb?.





I clear away the cobwebs

sweep up the dust

collect and bin the rubbish.

Somebody must.





They won’t wash themselves,

mum used to say.

The sink’s full of them

so I put them away.





Make the place spotless

so it shines & it hums.

& I better get a move on

before the cleaner comes.

Reece Didn’t Mind

Reece didn’t mind that I pointed out the spelling error in his notice,

claiming he was in a hurry when he did it, at the start of Covid,

and that auto correct doesn’t pick up errors  in CAPITALS;

and I was only the third person to notice anyway in all that time ;

he still gave me the pen and paper — & while the others

were playing at playing golf, I was playing at being a writer,

chasing after errant words while others chased after errant balls;

when I showed Reece what I had written , he said, Hey! That’s not

how you spell my name: it’s ‘RHYS’, he smiled. He got me there

The Problem of Stephen King

Stephen King wrote a lot.

If God were as busy as Stephen King

He would not have rested on that seventh day.

Stephen King wrote as many books almost

as God put up stars

but not all of them were good.

None of them were duds

but only a few shine — you know them:

‘The Shining’, for instance, ‘Misery’,

the first third of ‘It’, the novella ‘Stand by Me’.

Maybe that’s all we can hope for —-

in a long and busy life only a few of our works

will shine.

*have I left any good ones out?

*what’s your favourite King book?

*which have you read over and over?