My flatpack life has started to take shape,
though it looks nothing like the picture on the box.
The instructions are just diagrams
that make no sense, whichever way I hold the page.
Friends suggest I start again,
But it functions, it stands up.
I don’t care if Tab B will not insert;
I’ve learnt the ways to improvise.
Neil Elder’s ‘Codes of Conduct’ was published by Cinnamon Press who also bring his debut collection, ‘The Space Between Us’, in 2018. ‘Being Present’, a chapbook, was published by the Black Light Engine Room Press at the end of 2017.
Neil occasionally blogs at https://neilelderpoetry.wordpress.com/
Twitter – @Eldersville