If only we could buy a life at Sainsbury’s. Or even Tesco’s
I went to my local store
The other day
To buy some life.
But they don’t sell it any more.
Or so they say.
I don’t need a whole life, I told them.
Whatever scraps you have will do.
Give me a month –
Well, a month or two.
You’re out of months!
Right then, I’ll have a week.
You surely can’t be out of weeks.
Make it a day, then, one lousy day!
A day is the least I’ll take.
And I’m not leaving without it.
In fact I’ll take a few
While I’m about it.
Not a single bloody day!
This cannot be true!
But it was.
It was true.
They promised to see
What they could do.
Come back in a week, they said.
Fat lot of good that was to me.
Next week I could be dead.
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