10th March, 2016 (marriage in middle age)

by Brendan Strong

She sent a Facebook message from bed
(This isn’t as sexy as it sounds in your head)
Don’t forget the bins she said
For the morning collection.

I’ll do it after the panel show
When the journos have told us what they want us to know –
Turn off some lights right now though –
The last electric bill sent me loco.

The dishes need doing but they can wait
It’s only an oven tray and a couple of plates
The children had their dinner with the childminder today –

Can’t believe I managed to misplace
My millions of euro and job in outer space –