Pet Sounds

It is a masterpiece this symphony in blue

like my mood in irregular heartbeats


Tuned up, tight and ready

hands not too sweaty


Staring at the right page to know

when to come in, when I’m needed

for the melody


A pocket symphony of good vibrations

till I reach in mine for a tissue

and realise there isn’t one


I am naked and alone

in a room of a thousand stares

with only the sound of a dog

to wake me from the bad vibrations

of my humiliation at having overslept

On my first day at the pet shop.


© Ash Cheyne 2017

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