Bored by Roger Suffling

Poem title: Bored Poet name: Roger Suffling Poem: I’m bored.  It should not be so  Is it sinful to be idle day-long  When Saturday coffee has roused  My neighbours to a garrulous clean-up party  When soaring vaulted heaven reverberates, electric blue  And frenzied swifts whistle and swerve round old brick chimneys  When dandelions spring fresh, feisty green and gilded, all along the shining tracks  And royal magnolias bless the street with luminous confetti  When giggling children chase maverick kites, squealing  At the endless pranks of the unseen trickster  When motley laundry flaps noisily  In a bright parade of banners?  It should not be so  As I’m bored End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Roger Suffling Previously published in Shot Glass (May 2019). Roger Suffling is an ecologist living in Kitchener, Ontario. His recent work has been published in Alternatives Journal, Morphrog, Poetry Pause and Shot Glass Journal.