Absence of Mind


Last night I went to bed bookless –
a calamitous killer of sleep.
I’d searched the car,
the bathroom, the bedroom,
and down the back of the sofa –
but the novel had vanished in smoke.

I am always losing things:
hearing-aids and handbags
but this afternoon I hit rock bottom
when husband was making the tea:
he yelled at me across the room
“Why is your book in the fridge?”



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21 Responses to Absence of Mind

  1. I had a good laugh….we won’t discuss the time my lost handbag was in the freezer!

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  2. Misky says:

    Reading those steamy novels again, eh? Good way to cool them down a degree or two. 😉


  3. tialys says:

    As long as you don’t put it in the oven, I don’t see a problem 😉


  4. thehutts says:

    Is this a true story? Sally

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  5. Rosemary Bimson says:

    Oh dear. I’m sure it’s been done before by others. It did make me chuckle out loud though.

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  6. katechiconi says:

    Thank you for the much needed belly laugh, to distract me from my punctured and tingling and numb discomfort! Now, if only I could dissuade the Husband from leaving his phone in the loo….

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