What’s a handbag when we have no pen;
When we have no paper and no ink?
What is life when we will curse again
Even the fiercest lion needs his den
And every human being needs some links
What’s a handbag when we have no pen?
Should we let folk thump us on the chin?
Should babes be taught to ponder and to think
What is life when love won’t come again?
Do not fear to be an also ran
Learn to laugh and even how to wink
What’s a handbag when we have no man?
Life is hard, life wins the marathon
Do not judge and don’t let worry win
We can’t be sure that love has truly gone
Do not tend your scruples, that is sin
Look outside, then burst balloons with pins
What’s a handbag when we have no man
What is life, when will we write again?
I have not forgotten grammar.I am trying to say it the wat we used wheb I was in theNorth
Afraid of sinking sands and silent death
Losing my identity, your wrath
That is a place of beauty I could die
As other people sauntered gaily by
I used to see great tigers in my dreams
I could not breathe and neither could I scream
I lay there stiffly like a stolen corpse
Waiting for a wooden cart and horse
The Tilley lamp began to hiss and moan
As if aware of menaces unknown
All alone with flu I lay in bed
Daddy, can’t you come back in my head?
Dad and I would chat, sat in the park
After losing him, I rarely spoke
Now I see why I didn’t speak until I had to to make money
But why give lectures on mathematics?
Mute: learn Calculus and dwell on infinity
Drawing by Katherine
Doctor, my arm feels stiff
Compared to what?
Doctor I feel sad.
Doctor I saw a black shape come into my house
Do you want to see a psychiatrist?
No,I prefer my shapes.
Doctor, where is my husband?
In a bag in the dining roo
Gosh! I ought to bury him
Doctor, my hair is too long
Too long for what?
Doctor I got a digital clock but it says 86 F
Will it die?
It’s not alive
So why do the numbers change?
I never thought of that… it has batteries
I wish we could have new batteries.
Imagine if butterflies had batteries
I don’t wish to.
If eagles had batteries, who would charge them?
They have no money
I am hot.doctor
Now even wjen I am crippled
men think I’m after one thing
Is it pain relief?