The computer crashed and, once again, I’m caught in a confused morass
of ignorance (on my part) of what to do when the hard drive is re-established … sigh ….
I fish with inexpert fingers
for a folder hoping the monster
will regurgitate poetry
instead lines an arrow
a nothing instruction
which leads me to the phone
and a request for friendly
First published by Short Humour
‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art. From Inanna Publications, 2016.