A Nameless Day

A Nameless Day

The distant murmur of combustion engines
accompanies chattering magpies
agitating for their daily feed;
all I want is another hour of sleep.

Sixty minutes later, the bus has me,
sitting under swaying acrid armpits
suffocating in the early morning cocktail
of sweat, diesel and over-applied perfume.

The morning meeting is the usual melee,
the slumped and downtrodden being kicked
by misguided managers with earnest expressions,
in turn being smothered by placid contempt.

The joyful escape to the refuge that is lunch
is met with the mid-day heat, sitting on me;
funneled by vicious constructed canyons
a gentle easterly scours my skin.

It’s days like these that send me to the verandah
spending the evening with Boags, enjoying the hops
slightly bitter, but sweet on my tongue,
my pen slicing through those hollow men.

About George Fripley
I am a writer who enjoys writing humour, satire, poetry and sometimes a bit of philosophy. I live in Perth, Western Australia and occasionally get a poem or article published. It's all good fun! I have two books available for unwary readers, Grudges, Rumours and Drama Queens- The Civil Servant's Manual (This contains all that anybody could ever want to know about why government runs so slowly) and More Gravy Please! - the Politician's Handbook. (available through Amazon)

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