Ray Liversidge –
‘What side of the bed do you want?’ he asked her.

Liversidge LE P&W Humour June 2024

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Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Special Edition on Humour June 2024.

‘What side of the bed do you want?’ he asked her, poem by Ray Liversidge.

‘What side of the bed do you want?’ he asked her.

‘What do you mean?’ she replied.
‘Left or right?’
‘Depends on which way you’re looking at the bed.’
‘Head to foot.’
‘We haven’t even done anything yet.’
‘I’m thinking of afterwards.’
‘Does it matter?’
‘I just have a preference, that’s all,’ he said, removing his shoes.
‘Is it that important?’
‘I have a medical condition.’
‘A medical condition?’
‘I need to lie on my right side on the right-hand side of the bed.’
‘That means then that you’ll be right next to the bedroom door,’ she said, reclasping her bra. ‘So,
when you put your shoes back on, you go out that door and turn right and you’ll find the front
door. And if it’s all right with you, would you please lock the door when you’ve left.’

© Ray Liversidge

Ray Liversidge’s latest book is …of a sudden, a collection of short poems and flash fiction. His other books are: Oradour-sur-Glane; no suspicious circumstances: portraits of poets (dead); The Barrier Range; Triptych Poets: Issue One; The Divorce Papers; Obeying the Call. See: www.poetray.wordpress.com.

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