Shards of Prado

‘Shards’ by Jay Cool

Inspired by tea at Prado Lounge.

Hours spent
at Prado Lounge,
with a one-cup
pot of tea.

To write out angst
in a café full
of strangers.

Strangers who strangle my
words with
talk of

Facebook, overdrafts

I sharpen my pencil
for shards of
wood that crisp
into fans
for fairies.

Shards of words,
phrases and idle gossip –
a never-ever-nose piercing

punches its way
into my

What to do now
with the

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, The Silly-Savvy Salopian, September 2018

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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