Treasure Island

Michael Ondaatje


Poems of Michael Ondaatje

1. (Inner Tube) 1/13/2003
2. Application For A Driving License 1/13/2003
3. Bearhug 1/13/2003
4. Elizabeth 1/13/2003
5. Notes For The Legend Of Salad Woman 1/13/2003
6. Speaking To You (From Rock Bottom) 1/13/2003
7. The Cinnamon Peeler 1/13/2003
8. To A Sad Daughter 1/13/2003

Elizabeth

Catch, my Uncle Jack said
and oh I caught this huge apple
red as Mrs Kelly's bum.
It's red as Mrs Kelly's bum, I said
and Daddy roared
and swung me on his stomach with a heave.
Then I hid the apple in my room
till it shrunk like a face
growing eyes and teeth ribs.

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