A Hazy Shade of Winter (Sunday morning in Melbourne)

Time, time, time, see what’s become of me

yesterday morning it seemed I had such possibility

– where did the week go, please?


I look around, it makes me frown,

cos the kitchen is

still a mess from dinner


Hear the music of Grinderman

Blast from my stereo, I chop oregano

and marinate lamb

Carry a wine in my hand…


I look around, it makes me frown,

the sky is grey, it feels like it’s still winter

Hang on to your hopes my friend

It’s Melbourne 10am, might be warm by 2pm,

so simply pretend

the weekend won’t come to an end


I look around,

dishes piled high

they touch the sky

the dishwasher makes me cry***


Aaaah, the week flew by and little was achieved

Might as well be doing tapestry

Writing terrible poetry

Or just blogging to fill in time.

Funny how my memory slips,

looking over my manuscripts,

emails and silly rhymes.

Drinking my vodka and lime.


I look around, the internet’s down

and we need

a new cartridge for the printer

Look around, I’ve just found

cat vomit on the ground

Look around, it’s not profound

but this post’s the best I could expound.**


(location shown may not be Melbourne)

(Due to laziness, actual city depicted may not be Melbourne)




*Apologies to Simon and Garfunkle.


**I have cheated on a few levels with this post, as I first wrote it (or pretty much it – I’ve changed a few words) in 2011. That was back when no-one read this blog (except a handful of people who knew me). As I am short on ideas and can’t get inspired today, I’ve reblogged it – with a few alterations. Complaints may be sent to the PO box address at the top of the page.


***At the time that I wrote the original post, our dishwasher didn’t work. I wrote posts about that too, believe it or not.


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  1. I hope in the years since you first wrote this, your dishwasher is back to full strength!
    Fun poem 🙂


  2. weebluebirdie

     /  August 30, 2015

    You made me smile 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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