7.02.22: Gargoyle


Supermarket Gargoyles

Right next to the anti-viral
hand gel by the automatic
opening doors, stands
an elderly security guard.

He’s a poker faced man
in a buttoned-up uniform,
and a shirt bleached white
and starch-stiffened.

Dressed like that, I expect
him to do something when
my shopping trolly sets off
the security alarm, but no,

he just stands there, grim as
cold porridge, stony faced,
and totem-stiff, staring into
the airy farsighted distance.

Photo by Denis Oliveira on Unsplash. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

5 responses to “7.02.22: Gargoyle”

  1. Tesco had a security guard dressed as Santa one Christmas. He was the most miserable Father Christmas imaginable. 😂


    1. It’s tough being Santa. 😂😂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. All that banter. 😂


  2. Oh, could I PLEEEEZE borrow even about 2% of your marvelously creative productivity? If they ever run an “I’m Her Biggest Fan” contest, I’m the winner, hands-down.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re a delight.


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