Tag: parenthood

Touchscreen

Here grandparents struggle
with screen-deprived kids
unsure of the new-fangled rules
on both sides of such fist fights
during lung-asking tantrums
whilst forever doing term time cover
for absent parents - out there -
sipping lattes and checking phones
under nice parasols in London . . .

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Competitors

Our house complainsof his heavy feet overhead -

quick as excited heartbeatsbut then still-stopped

to my gone voice in our playof Grandmother's Footsteps

once commanding my sonto fix and freeze under

my quick look - that thrillin his lost childhood - testing . . .

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A Moment – Now

In bed - laid on the edge of tears -
but we all are deteriorating -
so these are self-pitying tears
barraged by
this slow use of bagged words -

and you hum a short phrase
as the mobile phones light
our thicker faces

before drawn curtains -
still excluding the morning
and holding . . .

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