Day breaks – sunrises!
He wakes, unfurls, rubs eyes,
stretches body, toes curl.
Du-du-du du (click).
Showered, shaved, ‘tache clipped.
Toast buttered, egg cracked, toast dipped.
Coffee drank, lips licked.
Door slammed, rushes to station,
sixty-six minutes to his destination.
Looks at his watch, train running late.
He arrives at the station
ten minutes late at his destination.
Will she be there, waiting for him
under the clock, tick-tock-tick-tock.
He straightens his tie, lick combs his hair,
will she be there, will she be there?
Pats posy of roses, supposes she likes roses,
but will she be there, will she be there?
Ah there she is wearing carnation
waiting for him under the clock at the station,
tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.
God she’s chewing gum with mouth wide open,
Smudged ruby lips and some teeth are broken!
‘Are you Hugh?’ she screeches, ‘You Hugh?
Ya late - ya late for our very first date!’
as she reaches across for the posy of roses.
He’s starting to panic,
My God this woman is manic
and she’s fondling my rump!
Dithering, dithering, what to do, what to do,
a man in a panic is dithering Hugh!
‘Madam’ he stutters ‘I fear you’re mistaken,
I am not Hugh and my heart’s ‘ready taken.
The posy of roses is for my good lady wife
who is arriving quite soon on the 6.40 from
‘Ooooo, that’s sad that’ she utters
as she starts a-kissing
‘Stay with me for a while,
you don’t know what you’re missing!’
Heart is in overdrive,
thump, thump, thump, thump,
he prises her lips off his face,
takes her hand off his rump.
‘O Madam!’ stutters Hugh as he panics and blushes,
and tail between legs from the station he rushes,
reaches a pub orders pork-scratchings and ale
(heart’s revving down, heart’s revv i n g down,
thump-thump, thump, thump).
Silly old Hugh has been such a chump,
this lady's no lady of that he is clear
and there is a ‘Phew’ from dear Hugh as he sups at his beer.
and he makes a decision without reservation
‘No, not ever, no never ever again
will I meet a strange woman
under the clock at the station!’
Entered at Open Link Night at dVerse~ Poets Pubs. Cheers dVerse!