The lawn is half-mown
And I fear I must own
to a sneakingly indolent outlook –
For when OV desisted
I should have persisited
instead of enjoying this book!

Rain caused the delay,
You could say it ‘stopped play’
And poor OV’s been busy for days,
So the mower stands idle
as past it I sidle
and slink off for a laze.

The true explanation
I’ll reveal to the nation
is simple and hard to be borne:
A bout of costochondritis
(try as I might) is
antipathetic to mowing the lawn.

It’s an unpleasant condition –
in an awkward position
discomfort soon morphs into pain.
So, until once more I’m fit
I’ll sit down for a bit –
read on – and keep hoping for rain!


About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset - but have had to leave the countryside at a little distance, having moved into town.
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3 Responses to Half-cut


    How unpleasant for you. But do enjoy your reading!

  2. Susan in TX says:

    I had to go look it up – sorry to hear you are struggling with that – it sounds painful indeed. Hopefully, the reading was enjoyable and enabled you to get past your bout with the pain. I find pain to be a mixed blessing/curse – the blessing in that it does “force” one to slow down at times. The curse a little more obvious – we can’t always do what we want when we want. 🙂 Praying you are feeling better by now!

  3. Julie Roberts says:

    I thought I was having a heart attack when I had a bout of it!Take care dear blogger!

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