Julian Lass

And she did that thing

I think I will make her take the train, my sister says.

She must have been exhausted, poor thing.

And you forget about her brain

(it gets me every time).

As for the work we had done on the house,

I say, well it was all finished last year.

And she did that thing, my sister says.

'Darling! It was 5 or 6 years ago,

I have all the documentation in my diary.’

And you look at her, and think,

How does she get through the day?