Poolside Poetry 2

Living Leith by Chas Stramash

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A book of humorous, observational and satirical poetry written on location on the beautiful islands of Majorca, Spain and Rhodes, Greece.

Poolside Poetry 2 is the second in a series of chapbooks written on the fascinating, disturbing, unbelievable and often scarily funny things that human beings get up to while on holiday.

Published: 1st September 2017 by Smashing Press
ISBN: 978-0-244-32453-7
Length: 80 pages
Language: English
Edition: First Edition
Format: Kindle / Ebook

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Disaster by the pool
as a last minute change
in sun-bed selection
causes mild outrage

I should never have moved
to this fresh position
for I’ve a fresh juicy orange
crushed-over-arse condition

Now I look like I’ve shat it
and the hotel rep laughs
for every brave new step
has it running down my calves

Carpet of Stars

Half an hour till closing
and all the power is cut
the darkness is absolute
the line of stars uncut

A wonderful carpet of stars
above my head and the ocean
as far as the eye can see
always still, always in motion


The rich, the elite
the top one percentThe wine glasses are on the opposite side of the room
to where the wine is stored
the soup spoons are nowhere near
where the soup is poured

The butter is in the cabinet farthest from
where the rolls are stored
and the milk is as far from the cereals
as could possibly be hoard

This is a common theme
and it irks me somewhat
I find it irksome
it makes me fraught
to have to walk
so far to butter
a roll for my soup
in disgust I mutter

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