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there are no rain clouds outside


everything is out of order
this means that I can't get my coffee from the machine
and I can't send that fax on time
business
temporarily at least
shuts down

the house across the street is burning
should I be worried?
somebody else will deal with it I'm sure
life
temporarily at least
shuts down

the milk from the carton in the fridge has gone off
this means that I can't have my cornflakes this morning
and I can't have a cup of tea in front of the TV
the day
temporarily at least
shuts down

my mobile phone beeps
someone else has had their mobile phone stolen
although I'm pretty sure it wasn't me
communication
temporarily at least
shuts down

the light on the boiler has gone out
this means that I can't switch the heating on
and I can't have a hot shower
comfort
temporarily at least
shuts down

there are no rain clouds outside
the weather forecast forecast heavy rain
but there is no rain
trust
temporarily at least
shuts down

there is another note on the washing machine
this means that I have annoyed my neighbour again
and I can't even begin to explain
relationships
temporarily at least
shut down

I begin to feel the effects of last nights wine
the label didn't say not to drink
and I'm sure the doctor would have said something
I
temporarily at least
shut down








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