Grooving along to the song of the bar fridge,
Humming the tune of the mower.
The truck out the front is inhaling the garbage,
The bloke down the back’s on the blower.
Over the road, she’s still trimming the hedges,
Concrete has conquered the weeds.
While down in the nets, they’re inventing new sledges,
‘Cause cricket’s the colour they bleed.
Serenity’s not quite the word I would use
But I feel right at home just the same.
My wife’s busy getting her fix of the news,
Somewhere, somebody’s calling my name.
I’m waiting for peace to descend from on high,
But, somehow, life just gets in the way.
So, it’s rain that falls out of the hole in the sky
And I just get on with my day.
26 September 2022