I Entertain the Roosevelts in the Dark
I entertain the Roosevelts after dark;
oranges, Maltesers, tea…
a splash of morph and a chess ,
it does not mean that much to me.
Another week fades
undead beneath a cypress tree.
Not been out, seen no one, done fuck all,
I have spoken on the phone to people,
my beard is bushy,
my skin is blotchy,
I am more flaccid than overweight.
i have ploughed through old squibs and haikus
i have drained my capacity for self belief
churn out more words that will
never find anothers eyes
this is freedom from responsibility
attained through tedium