Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Poems – Day 11
Song Prompt – “The News From Your Bed” (posted by Isadora)
“Write a prompt using a line or phrase of lyrics from the song.”
“Bishop Allen is an indie art school band with a few big hits under their belts. Their mostly acoustic sound is bright, melodic, with a sprinkle of self doubting franticness. Their song “The News from Your Bed” is an homage to how much fun you can have without leaving the flat – sort of. Give it a listen.”
She puts on her smile
as if they can see it
over the phone.
Says, Oh no, no need
to worry. I am doing
fine. How are you?
Ducks back into a pillow-
laden bed, cries, with
piles of tissues `round her.
Getting dark, feels less guilty
turning on the TV, unplugging
the phone, and watching Aunt Bee.