Happy Days is filmed before a live studio audience by Scott Cumming

Poetry, Scott Cumming

Wednesday

 

Thought I was wanted for a second

Just a notification

from a fast food app

 

Ordered an early lunch

Chewed and chewed

on what they call chicken

Watching hailstones crash

Crunching on the pavement

Smashing into my cranium

Even with the window separating us

 

The loneliness of

11.11 on a Wednesday

Sat with melancholy tunes on

Sisyphus trying to conquer

hump day once again.

 

 

Monday

 

Nothing to say type day

Sat staring

A completely blank page

Early aughts sitcom

Laughing at jokes

Old enough to buy a pint

 

Group chat popping

Can hardly empathise

Feeling nothing

Thinking about wars

and lone soldiers

What they've done to survive

 

Another downpour

on the still healing ground

stood at the school gates

looking how I feel

toe to toe

dressed

like the 

invisible man.

 

Saturday

 

Trip to the seaside

Know how the ripped off

Seagull wing feels

I don't want to

But that's how it is

to be fucked in the head

 

Chemical imbalance

Stops any carefree moments

Seaweed washed ashore

Piled up like my crumpled bits of paper

North sea breeze

Knocking knees

 

Teeth chatter

with a fake smile

That's fooling no-one

When you do make the effort

It's lost

to the crashing of waves

Only thing heard

is the disgruntled groan

of enthusiasm missed.

 

 

Tuesday

 

Difficult

trying to do everything

when you feel like nothing

staring at the screen too long

listen to another sad song

until it becomes you

and the tears well in your eyes

 

Not really agony

when you scrutinise other's pain

Little girls lost in the rain

Men protecting unrealised ideals

gunned down, blown up

Those searching for hope

at the end of their nose

 

Another chimney spewing

White noise

Another overgrown boy

toying with suburban ennui.

 

Scott Cumming never considered himself to be a writer until recently, but turns out he has some stuff to say. He has been published at The Daily Drunk, Punk Noir Magazine, Versification, and Shotgun Honey. His debut poetry chapbook is due for release in December. Host of the Modus Operandi: Flash Fiction podcast and runs Waxing Poetic, a YouTube channel devoted the best recent poetry from around the net. Twitter: @tummidge Website: scottcummingwriter.wordpress.com