Flatpack – Neil Elder

Flatpack

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,
rubberneckers laugh.

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