Impromptu Holiday

Impromptu Holiday

Call up work
and say you’re ill.
I’ll do the same.

We can put on a Bond movie
and pretend it’s a bank holiday.
Or turn the heating to full
and eat summer lollies.

You can roast a duck
in the afternoon;
I’ll wrap up chocolates
for Christmas gifts.

We can go on holiday
to the upstairs bathroom
and paddle in the tub –
sunbathe under the light bulb.

Tomorrow, I will enter
the office, sheepishly.
Hoping they don’t notice
my tan lines
or New Year’s gut.

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