The man in the pink cardigan
knew his mission in life was to run
But his knobbly knees
and excessive liking for cheese
meant he sweat’d way too much in the sun
“A banana requires no knife
to split open.”
I said to my wife
But the look cast
within her eyes
brought forth an uneasy surprise
“What did you give up for lent?”
Continue reading “Another, Banana”
I asked, in an attempt
to thwart ill intent
I asked, “Exactly, how did my penis become
so utterly ugly,
and a lot less fun?”
Continue reading “My Life, Now.”
Said the wise old, medicine woman sage,
pointing and waving her shillelagh
between my crossed legs
sat in front of her
All my days self-conscious
Continue reading “Tina Says I’m Pretty!”
by this out-sized head
to duck unkind attention
I’d dye my hair red
Continue reading “Cat and Bat Synergy”
Would never wear a hat,
As a bat
Chooses not to initiate chat.
We’re women and we’re bus drivin’,
Continue reading “Buses For Women, By Women.”
around your neighbourhood.
We only take aboard women (and girls),
is that clearly understood?
"Listen Doctor Wong,
You've got it all wrong.
No benefits are gained from 'Chinese medicine' concoctions."
"Blue-eyes, I object.
Counter, in effect.
Our recipes are handed down through generations."
"Maybe as you say,
But Mao Zedong had his way,
in 1950 driving forward their popularisation."
"Young scientist, think you're hip?
Well, just you regain your grip!
To suggest political necessity and conniving motivation!"
©Brinkinfield 2020 All Rights Reserved
Part of the Ekphrasis Project (story inspired by picture)
With special thanks to the Covid-19 Lockdown