7 Sept: dVerse Labour

The banqueting halls at Ashford Castle. From the Thomas J. Wynn Photographic Collection Date: 1880

Roofers Dance With Ladders

Roofers are built for it –
short, compact, muscular.

Can you fix it, I ask.

Roofers know the sky isn’t blue.
Roofers know samurai steel
when they twist into the wind.

Roofers tango with loose tiles.
Roofers dance with ladders.

Yes, he says. Easily.


dVerse Poets: A quadrille (44 words, sans title) for Lisa about labour and work.  Image is from Flickr’s Creative Common section.  National Library of Ireland on The Commons by Thomas Wynn. 1880. The banqueting halls at Ashford Castle. From the Thomas J. Wynn Photographic Collection Date: 1880 ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

3 responses to “7 Sept: dVerse Labour”

  1. Misky, any roofer reading this would be beaming at how you characterize them here.

    Like

  2. Loving the repetition here, Misk!

    Liked by 1 person

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