Brown

Electrical wires remind me of dad
and how I never listen.
Earth, Live and Neutral.
I remembered that.
Blue, Green & Yellow Stripes and Brown.
I remembered that.
But which was which to fix our light switch?
The Earth is blue.
Maybe it’s that.
But earth, as in dirt, is brown.
Yeah.
It’s got to be that.
Yeah.
Snip.
And then it hit me:
The yellow rays of the sun
help the green grass grow.

Bastard.
Earth is the fucking
stripy green and yellow.

© Carl Burkitt 2019