Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Essentials

I'm lucky, in that I don't need much to keep me ticking over very nicely, thank you very much.

The Essentials:

I had Shreddies for breakfast
and my keys disappeared.
I thought I’d be late for work
but wasn’t.
I bought a Mars Bar
and thought briefly, about bras.
I had a discussion with a work colleague,
about how disconcerting it is,
when women don’t try in porn.
I’ve eaten a tuna baguette
and received a text message from a mate,
saying he’s just seen Super Mario and a Banana,
attempting to cross the dual carriageway.
I text my wife to tell her I love her
and received one back,
saying she loves me more.
I have the day off work tomorrow.
I have to go to the hospital.
My shoulder isn’t functioning right.
I think I’ve over-done the exercises,
or lied on it too long, in my sleep.
It’s sunny outside and I’m happy.
Work, food, sex, health, family and friends.
The essentials.
And it’s only lunchtime!

© Paul David Hogan 2012


  1. Burning burning chunk of loveThursday, 8 March 2012 at 14:52:00 GMT

    Inspired by your pages, the other day, I sat down for 5 mins and tried to write something similar to the way you write. Just about everyday stuff. I think you have the knack for it and I don't. Love reading it.

  2. Brilliant, modern poetry :)

  3. Thank you both. It's always a boost to know somone is actually reading. Keep well.