It was the most expensive one of its kind in the shop
No second thought was given to not purchasing
We discussed this with a nod of approval in each other’s direction
It was made for that corner of the newly designed sitting room.
Egos can be bruised quite easily
But not as badly as when that accident occurs
It was not supposed to be this way
We positioned it correctly, but the Labrador!
He wasn’t told the aesthetics of the room was changed
Being his usual playful self as in he bounded –
SMASH, BANG, WALLOP
That elegant lampshade and stand came crashing across my skull.
(c) Chris Black 2017.