recompense at last

if tomorrow i should lie
stretched and numb in casket
and you should come
and bend over me
and say in a hushed voice
‘here’s the fifty quid i owe ya’
i’d sit up right away and say
‘about bloody time’

but if you whispered
past the candles
‘here’s some paper and a pen’
i’d raise my head a quarter
and open one eye half
to glare at you
before slipping back
cold all over again

15 thoughts on “recompense at last

  1. Recompense, revenge or justice being served. I have not decided which of those choices fit the emotion and circumstance. Regardless of my take this is fine writing and great humor.

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