The Daily Sluice

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I see that vacant look

In a lot people’s eyes lately


Life has tumbled

Into washing

And laundry

Spinning  their heads around


A moment to think …

Then click the screen

And the possible moment of enlightenment

Disappears down the daily sluice


I see those eyes now …

Counting sheep

Trying to become vacant

Blank as the mobile scream

Waiting for the morning,

To obliterate their dreams

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David R Mellor

Thu 21st Mar 2019 00:15

thanks Frances glad you like it , heart warming

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Wed 20th Mar 2019 01:45

"Life has tumbled

Into washing

And laundry

Spinning their heads around"

WOW! 😃

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David R Mellor

Tue 19th Mar 2019 23:58

Thanks for taking the time to comment Stu and glad you think so i think vacant is very underrated, cheers

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Stu Buck

Mon 18th Mar 2019 17:03

very topical and cutting david. i agree whole-heartedly although i have to admit i am often quite vacant myself

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