Friday, 13 May 2022

Describe Yourself

by Nick Gisburne

‘Describe yourself in memorable ways.’
Adventurous? Attractive? Which one first?
I always need to organise my days.
Is that a plus or minus? Best or worst?
I’m scrupulously tidy, which is good.
Important I should add it to the list.
And hobbies? Well, I don’t know if I should,
But here goes nothing. Tricky to resist.
You’ll see it and I know you’ll want to call.
Beheading has a visceral appeal.
The guillotine was easy to install,
And yes, the photos, all of them, are real.
    Embarrassing admissions? Stripy socks.
    And mother. She’s the body in the box.