The sound of the cistern is scary.

The scary cistern;



Are calling me.



The immortal


is listening.


As I breathe

AS I sneak a peak

At the adults

Playing Kalookie.


I remember

Harry Dawn,

Red-cheeked neighbour

Walking, Saturday to shul.


There he died.

His daughter

Now living

In Bermuda.


These are



Of the 70’s.



Brought into focus

By Rami Malek

As Freddie Mercury.



Queen ballads

Waltzing though my



Harry’s wife, Betty,

Exponent of Yoga

Would smoke

One Lambert & Butler after another.*


And their house

The smell

Of the era,

Embrocated with pink stuffiness.



a reticulate mess




*God only knows what they did behind locked doors.










Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

3 thoughts on “The sound of the cistern is scary.

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody said to be a moving film.
    Warmly funny and deeply touching – creative imagination and meticulous observation. ‘ Embrocated in pink stuffiness’, I can sense/smell it now and ‘reticulate memory’ , disparate parts segmented together . Alas no Cistersian monks so far, altho I have a cistern …………..

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