130.It’s cheaper than the Co-op. (17/04/2016).

A short piece done a couple of months ago when I was in, as I remember it, a mischievous mood with just the first two lines to play with. As usual who knows where they came from.

It wasn’t too hard to come up with the title either when I had an image of a bin lorry lifting up the bin outside a suburban semi.  Then in the next image it’s emptying out what is a funeral on the cheap, as a body folded in half falls into the back of the truck.

It was a grim fun time writing this one.


130.It’s cheaper than the Co-op. (17/04/2016).

I am not the collection of elements,

That made up this shape,

That consumed and wasted,

That perambulated,

And pontificated,

I am the memories that you’re carrying,

Nothing more,

Now, let the bin men do their job,

Please, before I start to smell.

© Jim Laing 2016.

About Jim Laing

The Buddha said there were four kinds of people. Those who run from dark to dark, those who run from light to dark, those who run from dark to light and those who run from light to light. From a life going from dark to dark to having a few years running from dark to light, with scuffed hands and knees from sometimes falling, I may be getting the hang of it now. How it began is not now how it is, I need a quiet space, After the noise of the day, So I take sanctuary in the creativity, And my soul feeds, On sometimes dark, Sometimes light fantasy, And I dare like many to work, But stay up off my knees, To dream, perchance to suffer, But always still to dream. Here are things mostly lyrical and poetic, with nonsense sometimes, reviews and personal musings. The coffees hot and always black. The words not necessarily so.
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