Monday 14th December

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SOUNDCHECK IN THE PIPES:

At 2am last night the tiny drummer soundchecked his kick drum,
generating clouds of words like dust beat out of old rugs
hung on washing lines. They seethed & howled, half remembered
recollections, fears & hollow promises, tightened a rope around
my chest, pulling, whipping, spinning me like a top.
‘Thud…rest, Thud…rest, Thud…rest,Thud…rest, Thud’,
the kickdrum beat monotonous until 5am, when the central heating
timer kicked in, flushing the demon out the pipes, underscored
by the hiss hiss of pre-dawn rubber pushing lights along the road.

(K)

6 thoughts on “Monday 14th December

  1. I wear earplugs…every night for years,started due to night shift and needing darkness (eyemask) and oblivion for daytime sleeping…in fact i’m probably addicted to them ,have approx 50 pairs in my “earplug drawer” :-D…ps haven’t worked nightshift for several years…

  2. Dunno why none of my comments are accepted. EIther way, if it’s technical or otherwise, good luck. I won’t waste anymore of our time. Cutting edge Karl.

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