Heath Robinson vol #1

The record needs a needle,
a pick-up to pick up the sound.
and then I reach the plateau
only to find that’s it’s one more step down,
feeling low?
I had better days,

I’ve seen canapes served up in
teacups and there’s not many who
can say they’ve seen that.

it’s over the drop zone
grill me a T-bone
telephone the missus
tell her
I miss her,

pitch up and pick up the pick-up
record another letter, a missive,
the missus replies
I close my eyes and imagine.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.