SUBS - ARE MINE DUE?
Sometimes I think my subs are due, I just can’t remember
Did I pay them early May, or was it last December?
But here’s a line to say I’m well and not among the dead
I’m getting more forgetful and mixed up in my head.
I’ve got used to my arthritis, to my dentures I’m
I can manage my bifocals but Oh god I miss my mind!
Sometimes I can’t remember when standing on the stairs,
Whether I’m going up or coming down from there.
Before the fridge, so often, my head is filled with doubt,
Did I put the food away? Or come to take it out.
And sometimes when its dark and with my nightcap on my head
I don’t know if I’m retiring, or getting out of bed.
If my subs are not yet due, please forgive my for
I may have already sent them and don’t want to be a bore.
As I stood before the post-box my face was very red
I didn’t post this off to you, I OPENED IT INSTEAD!
James R. Dawe ex: Welsh Guards 1953-55
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