The Divine Right of Monarchs?

Just how long is a person expected to glue themselves to the box today?

And is it socially acceptable to shift oneself from the settee to tackle the overgrown lawn? Will my neighbours complain if I get happy with a strimmer? Do neighbours generally complain when a spot of gardening takes precedence over the funeral of someone´s much-loved Great Granny, Granny and Mother? Probably not. So why today, does Hubby frown at me when he spots me sneaking outside with an extension lead and attempting to marry up plug and socket?

“Wait until 5 o´clock!” he says.

Fearing God´s wrath, on the off chance that King James I had been right all along to insist upon the divine right of monarchs, I retreat.

Back to the settee. Back to the box. Best make the most of it before this Winter´s fuel-bill hike!

Best not think about how many penny boxes remained empty today. Best focus on …

The box within the box. The Great Granny, Granny and Mother within the box within.

And just how many zero-hour contract workers … ?

Best not, not on this occasion, best not to think about it.

Think not outside the box. Focus.

Is it 5pm yet? Strimmer? Electrical strimmer? Fuel bills?

“Hubby, do we have any garden shears?”

By Jay Cool, 19th September, 2022

P.S. Not totally against the monarchy, but not totally for it either. Cannot help but see the irony in it all. But, at the same time, I suspect the Queen, given back the status of ruler, might have done a better job of running the country than our current Parliamentary elect!

Image by Brad Volpe from Pixabay

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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