Hi there, please enjoy this poem inspired by me nearly falling asleep on our conservatory roof (it was lovely). If you like it, please leave a like or a comment, and subscribe for more poems.
I was just resting my eyes, promise –
I wasn’t sleeping, promise –
I hadn’t fallen asleep on the warm concrete roof in the shade,
like a cat who likes warm spots, but also a cat
with Irish blood who doesn’t want to get sunburnt – promise,
I was listening to you, promise –
I heard what you said, promise –
could you just repeat that please, I promise –
I’m listening, I promise –
If I just close my eyes for a minute, promise –
I’ll pay attention, in five minutes, promise –
or so, come back in half an hour, and I promise,
I’ll be awake.