Thursday, 8 May 2014

Watching the defectives



'It's not difficult,' explained Norma. 'You just need to watch the factory without anyone spotting you.'

'OK!' said Horace. 'And then what?'

'Well, after a while you can let me know what you've seen.'

'........................So you don't want me to write anything down? Any...poetry?'

'It's not really a poetry orientated task,' replied Norma. '

'So, why did you ask me to do it?'

'I just thought you'd like to help,' replied Norma. 'I thought you wanted to be involved? Everybody else seemed to have something to do and I didn't want you to feel left out.'

'I don't think I would have minded.'

'Well, it would be nice if you would do it anyway,' mooed Norma. 'It's not particularly taxing.'

'So, what am I looking out for?'

'The pirate sheep!' replied Norma. 'The pirate sheep and just generally anything suspicious. Anything not normal.'

'................So what normally happens here?'

'Well, I don't know! Please don't be awkward about it! I have enough problems with the others.'

'......................So is it OK if I write at the same time?'

'Do you have to?'

'It's me!'

'..................................................Fine!'

'I'll try to make it relevant to our current situation...but I'm not promising.'

'Yes,' sighed Norma. 'I've come to realise that.'

1 comment:

Armenoi said...

You ask a poet to keep cave and assume that there will be no dire consequence.
Norma, he is a POET!!!! He speaks with a pencil in his mouth - what more need I say?