tea with a friend
come visit soon
we will drink green tea
from translucent china
no need to talk much
we’ll show photos
of our children’s children
you’ll take mine across
to your wedding day
demob suit husband
for his approval
I’ll smile at yours
‘two cubes or one?’
‘one, I’m sweet enough’
‘yes, you are’
‘let’s sit in the garden
get the last of the sun’
‘why weren’t we lovers?’
‘we set that aside for days like this’
© coolhermit 2023
I just read you last four poems
I really liked the last one it’s a real gem .. loved it
I liked all of them although I didn’t quite ‘get’ Flesh is Grass
Regarding Whitby: excellent ….. Been there, done that (almost to the letter) they had a good old fashioned tea room there about ten years ago, I wonder if it’s still there
Ha ha – I ain’t sure about ‘flesh is grass’ meself – but I put them up, good bad or indifferent. not every one’s a winner. I welcome criticisms.
The lock-down’s having an effect head-wise 🙂
Whitby eh? Hope I get to go there sometime soon.
Plus Amsterdam – I want to go to the jazz cafes 🙂
Hi Rik One last time it seems I can comment, I hope you find this one. Just wanted to say I alway enjoyed reading your poems both in subject and style. You along with my musical friends, Steve and Tony seemed to me to be the most ‘normal’ and decent people using this site. It’s a shame to see the way this site was torn apart by some, however I saw this happen once before on a site call Great Writing. The thing that went at this site is almost a carbon copy of how GW went down hill and… Read more »
I’ve sent you a private message – hope you get to see it.
Sadly, where people are concerned egos soon take over – I live a reclusive life as I find the ‘me me me’ stuff so childish.
The decline here follows, it seems, a well established routine.
Anyhow please check the private message 🙂