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On the First Day of Lockdown by Stan Phillips

On the fourth day of lockdown

On the first day of lockdown

My true gave to me

My true love gave to me

Four rolls of wallpaper

Instructions to decorate the house.

Three pots of paint Two paint brushes

On the second on day of lockdown

And instructions to decorate the house. (one final time)

My true love gave to me Two paint brushes And instructions to decorate the house. Please!!

On the fifth day of lockdown My true love gave to me

On the third day of lockdown

Five bold glances

My true love gave to me

Four cold shoulders

Three pots of paint

Three blank expressions

Two paint brushes

Two lawyers letters

And instructions to decorate the house.(again)

And instructions to sleep in the car.

Stan Phillips is an 80 year old poet, musical podcast maker, part-time wannabe male model, and occasional stand up comedian. “I used to be a psychotherapist/counsellor when I had an honest job. I was born into prewar London, and attended 17 schools (my father believed they couldn’t hit a moving target) and I eventually finished up here in Ireland. Still wondering what I will be when I grow up — but enjoying writing my quirky poetry as I do so.” Discover more about Stan on Mom’s Favorite Reads website: https://moms-favorite-reads.com/moms-authors/stan-phillips - 66 -

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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine December 2020