Thursday, 8 September 2011

Laid out


I went to choose a new bed today.
I made every mistake in the book.


I lay decorously on my back clutching my bag.



When I tried to act natural,
I was upbraided by an assistant
for not putting my feet on the protective strip.




I had gone without my husband.
My shopping was apparently not 
an adequate substitute for his manly frame 
and I was told to come back with him in person.


Already too tired when I arrived at the shop,
I could have been eased into the arms of Morpheus
laid out on a cold marble slab.

8 comments:

  1. Oh bless you, you poor thing. Imagine being told off by a shop assistant! You'll just have to go back with your husband and make sure that you stay in the background, this is obviously men's work. Good luck.

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  2. You made me laugh Lucille. Such clever juxtaposition of pictures and words.

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  3. What a wonderful post! I just love the photos and as for the shopkeeper, that's no way to get a sale!

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  4. I am cringing at the thought of it all........ such a scary thing to do, bed buying and the lying down on one in public. Loving the details in the photos that match your text so beautifully.

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  5. I have looked very closely at the second photo, and I suspect she does not have her feet on the protective strip either, so there is a historical precedent for your wanton disobedience.

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  6. Have you considered a somewhat softer version?

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  7. Or you could just ask me. We've done so much bed research we need to share it with someone.

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