• Bowski

A Story in (a series of) Poems: E U N I C E

Writing & Photo by @bowski2022


Part 1



Lists.


That woman next door


She's as old as her mother


A face brimming with grimace


Like a knot you'll never untie


You know the type I mean


Her eyes look inwards


Checking her heels


As she walks three paces quicker


Muttering amongst herself


Chewing on her last discussion


Never looking like she ever smiled


Or ever wanted to


A busy woman


Lists


Lists of lists


Newspapers carefully folded and placed in a damp suitcase


She liked greyhounds


She loved them


She had a few in her time


Hence her walk


Never keep up with her my mother said


She was off to the bookies


To place a bet


Only one mind


Although she could afford to buy the bookies


And probably the fish shop next door


She kept near the kerbside of the pavement


Like on a tightrope


Hugging each corner keeping pole position


Did I mention she swore?


Jeez did she just


Like a sailor my Nan said


And she knew


She married one


But not like Eunice


She was relentless


Uncomfortably so


It was more to do with timing


And where


Like in the queue of Marks when the Man second in front of her decided to take a call from his daughter who lives in Eastbourne


She c'bombed the poor soul


Even the loudspeaker blushed


She had little patience in queues


Her time was precious


She had her lists to complete


Without fail or delay


And God help anyone who gave even a millisecond of diversion


But Eunice had to get back


That M & S day in particular


Eunice was not alone in this life


She had Baltimore


Yes, you heard correctly


Baltimore


Her Persian cat


He was her list filler


And her best friend


To be continued…



About the Poet:

Poet, photographer, and aspiring writer, Bowski is on a journey of personal discovery, leading him back to Art, after studying it for 5 years. He has found writing to be his ally. As a Welshman, Dylan Thomas has dramatically influenced Bowski's work. Finding he is at his most creative when in tune with nature and the cosmos.


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