Posts Tagged ‘Dilemma’

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Quarried confusion

Cigarette butts, beer bottles

Ground before the bench

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© Paul Nichol. 2017

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Inconsistently

I struggle to rectify

Inconsistency  

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© Paul Nichol. 2016

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was it so wrong of me

to ask you

to do the right thing

 

when is it the right time

to ask you

what is wrong

 

was I right

to ask you

was I wrong

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© Paul Nichol.  2015

This July I will reach the grand old age of fifty two and the only suit I have ever owned is my birthday suit, the one in which I was born and feel most comfortable wearing.   I also do not own a collared shirt, tie, nor at present a proper pair of shoes.

However, necessity is fast catching up on me and my slight and casual wardrobe cannot conjure up an adequate substitute for a formal dress occasion; my eldest son’s graduation ceremony.

Such is the excitement in my family of my impending suit transformation that my mother in law has offered to buy the suit for me as long a she can have a photograph to blackmail me with.   My sons are seriously amused by the prospect of seeing me suited and booted for the first time, whereas my wife has been overcome with air of opportune purpose, and is now happily planning the unavoidable, yet long delayed clothes shopping trip that she has waited for, for over twenty five years.

My dilemma

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revisiting thought

that unresolved dilemma

a well-worn pathway

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© Paul Nichol.  2015

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impassive love creases self

it folds emotions into neat piles of rational thought

twines them in bundles for endurance

then shelves them in dark places

for safekeeping

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© Paul Nichol 2013