Frank Poems: CLOSE SHAVE

Bus & Train User: Journeys around Britain by bus and train

Nearly nicked myself shaving
As often I do
When the soap’s too soft
And the sky’s too blue.

Almost slipped in the shower
Which happens a bit
When the floor’s too flighty
The soap too soft
The sky too blue
And my heart goes hop skip flip.

Could’ve choked upon my tea
Which ain’t so rare at all
When the tea leaves leave too late
Soap too soft
Sky too blue
Heart hop skip flip
Floor too flighty
And I free-fall through the hall.

Nearly was run over
By No. 63
Because the bus was ruby-red
Soap too soft
Sky too blue
Hop skip flip
Floor too flighty
Leaves too late
Through the hall
And I’m feeling not quite me.

Almost disengaged your gate –
I do it quite a lot –
When it won’t co-operate
Not quite me
Was ruby-red
Through the hall
Tea too late
Floor too flighty
Hop skip flip
Sky too blue
Soap too soft
And it’s already eight o’clock.

Stumbled on your doorstep –
Much easier than you’d think –
When the stones say welcome home
Already eight
Co-operate
Not quite me
Was ruby-red
Free-fall through
Tea too late
Floor too flighty
Hop skip flip
Sky too blue
Soap too soft
And the pavement’s pearly pink.

Nearly fell into your arms
Which is very easy too
Because your eyes are oh so bright
Pavement pink
Already eight
Co-operate
Say welcome home
I’m not quite me
Was ruby-red
Fell through the hall
Too late left
The flighty floor
Went hop skip flip
Free soft blue sky
Free soft blue sky
And I’m so in love with you.

30/07/2022

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