Tuesday Afternoon Shopping by Matthew Roberts

Tuesday Afternoon Shopping.

This one night stand that I was looking for

has now wasted 4 months of my life.

She looked beautiful on the dance floor,

that’s all different on Tuesday afternoon

as she dumps a large box of condoms

into the shopping trolley. She says,

‘It costs less when you buy more of them.’

‘That’s great.’ I say behind her back

whilst making a gun with my fingers.

I kill her, then blow my own brains out.




Matthew Roberts is from England, was born in 1977 to a wonderful homemaker and a Royal Naval Officer. Brought up in the north Yorkshire Dales, and went on to gain a degree from Cumbria University. He has traveled extensively, and at the moment works as an English teacher in Seoul, Korea.