107. the vinegar strokes *

pulled a muscle in my shoulder
in a quiet corner
of the British Library
under cover of The Guardian
on my lunch hour.
but I couldn’t tell my wife that,
of course
so I said I did it
putting vinegar on my chips.
she looked a little bemused,
but I can’t help it –
it’s impossible using a mouse
with your left hand
whilst your right
is otherwise engaged,
& I don’t know what it is, exactly,
but I do find Libby Wiener
quite babelicious.