Buttons carefully wed,
Shoes spat on and polished,
Bacon sandwich hastily eaten,
Lager swiftly demolished,
Hair carelessly brushed,
Teeth, well they were clean-ish
Skin, sallow, shiny still slightly green-ish
It’s time to move on! meet the cold air of day
Let the ground and papers to keep the draft away
Time to move on before the cops find me!
Laughing and creaking upwards
One step at a time.
© The Climb by Suzy Rigg 2010
Photograph courtesy of Olive O’Brien.