Treasure Island

Francie Lynch


Crib


You play three.
Me, seven.
Fifteen for two.
This is when I lose you.
Your phone vibrates,
You levitate
Sitting across from me;
Making me audience
To all the drama.
You vibrate. Your shoulders droop
Like the gape-toothed village idiot.
You gesticulate, fading in and out
In a semi-conscious awakening.
Your trembling under stones
Sitting on your chest.
It shows in your trembling hands.
Twenty, for two...
Twenty-five, for six...
I overhear your child is truant,
Another wants a ride;
Another, a car or doctor or lawyer.
You're shuffling in your seat.
Not to worry.
Soon after the stones are lifted,
And you're properly pegged
In the stink-hole, the game's over.
Thirty, for twelve, and a go. Game.
So, deal with it.

Submitted: Saturday, August 02, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): parents

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Crib by Francie Lynch )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Love: Don't Bargain, Aftab Alam
  2. War is lust and Peace is Love,, Aftab Alam
  3. CV, Mae AC.
  4. Endless game, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Seasonings of Sense, Mae AC.
  6. War And Not To Love, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. ISRO's MOM in Mars - Congrats to Indian .., Dr John Celes
  8. Free on the Breeze, Thomas Plotz
  9. Gather strength, hasmukh amathalal
  10. INDIA! INDIA!, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]