If I were serious about this

I would hire a cleaner

and not

keep on

having babies

three at the last count,

the eldest

high in the branches

of the rowan tree

looking down

with interest

at our glamorous

neighbour

gardening

in her

swimming knickers

if i were serious

about this

i would not

write poems

on nappy liners

I would drive

myself

in the evening

through the dark

to a hall

somewhere

for a weak coffeee

and a seminar

on limericks

if i were serious

about this

we would not eat

and

I would not know

the joy

of the

flick

of the shower curtain

over a clean bath

(c) Trudi Murray

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