Twin Room by David Harris

Twin beds.
The only room that we could get,
for just one night,
will be OK.

But very definitely single beds.
The two of us, side by side
are wider than the bed.

A good night cuddle –
just manageable.
No longer young
and supple enough
to consider
anything more.

We slept well.



David Harris is a retired engineer and private pilot living in Adelaide. He is an Irish language enthusiast and currently working on translating some of his poems into Irish. You can read more of his poetry at