Charlie Hill

 

 

 

Sentimental poem

During a near-break
in the row we’ve been having
since Tuesday, about the car
and the wine and the kids,
I put on some John Coltrane
and the subject of jazz arises.

She says she doesn’t like it noodly
and I say what about Miles Davies?
and she says Miles Davies is a borderline case
and I say Miles Davies is a borderline case?

I squint and grimace
but this is the point at which
the row we’ve been having
since Tuesday dissolves
like discordant sax
in the air of a kitchen
and I am reminded
of how I came to be there.
 

 
Charlie Hill is a critically acclaimed novelist and short story writer who writes the odd poem. His poetry has been published by Under the Radar, Prole, Amaryllis and Ink Sweat & Tears.

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