Poetry

The price of a question

they can tag it with zeros

handcrafted, handmade, genuine – no fakery here

how about that shine?

solitaire, ethical, natural, uncut

ready in a moment

ready in a year

splash out with paper, plastic, pal

plunge into the depths with a hole full of pockets

and return empty handed – it was simply

too much

Poetry

Nozzle-rama

What do you do if you have a tube

needing a nozzle,

but is nozzle-less?

And while we’re at it,

perhaps we should consider

how nozzle is close to nuzzle,

close as close, yet far apart,

unless you’re applying filler.

 

Discuss.

 

What is in

the nozzle-needing

nozzle-less tube,

anyway?

A hand to hold,

a hug from a friend

undercover as a stranger?

A cart-load of commuters

squashed up in glue?

 

Ah, the nozzle.

 

Hiding down the aisle,

white-feather painted.

Now we can use it

to thrust out

liquid staples into the cracks

that have appeared

in your straining cheeks.

 

It’ll only hurt for a moment.

Promise.