Can't stand this jangly stomach
so I pace down to the lake
and then up the other side to the shop

A quick chat distracts my thoughts
Someone once told me
I should spend my whole life that way

invent pointless tasks
stay active
just like everyone else

I don't pretend I've got a better suggestion
God these nerves in my guts won't let me settle
Happy Christmas everyone

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Holiday Cottage

simple things, like a clear night,
a million stars, a bandage of milky way,
a nearly-full moon low in the sky

in the brochure it says it sleeps 4
just so they can charge more
but there is a spare room
which we never used
until our last night
just for a laugh
and to get our

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