Poem a Day 2015 #24 – Waiting

Poem number 24 for April 2015. Self explanatory.


ragged nails

blue bruised veins

bony fingers

she flicks them to her mouth

twitches her hair

squints at the clock


she’s been sitting here

an hour

nursing a cold coffee

glancing at the door

like a patient

in a doctor’s waiting room


“We close in fifteen minutes love”

says the waitress


she looks at the clock


at the door



“He’s not coming is he?”

says the waitress




“the bloke you’re waiting for”


“I’m not waiting for him”

she says

“He’s waiting for me”



Copyright Mike Hopkins 2015


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