Date Night – Carole Bromley

Date Night

Back early from the ballet,
you park the car, I turn the key

in time for the Ten O’Clock News
when I hear two cries,

one from the baby upstairs
and the other, I see round the door,

from the babysitter
on the hearthrug with a stranger

performing a pas de deux
I hadn’t bargained for.


Carole Bromley lives in York where she is the Stanza rep and runs poetry surgeries for the Poetry Society. Two books with Smith/Doorstop and a collection for children, Blast Off!, due out June 2017