Resisting arrest

‘It’s slightly Sunday somewhere
and rightly so’, she said
I wasn’t really listening
having just got into bed
but she then went on
to say,
‘dear John,
the bathroom walls needs painting,
the garden needs some weeding
the cat needs feeding’,
I almost peed in
my pyjamas, but
instead,
wearily
I got out of bed
attending to the chores
doing this and doing that
eyes half shut I weeded the cat
and fed the walls.

back to bed where
do I dare?
but then I go to sleep.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.