Treasure Island

Francesca Johnson

(I'm a metal tiger - there's your clue / Europe)

Drowning


Us boaters
have the knack
of drowning
inanimate objects
through no lack of care.

It's a risk we have
to take,
when on a lake,
river or canal.

May sound banal
but
water is our enemy
and our friend,
and in the end
we must respect it.

My generator drowned today.

It's the latest
in a list.
Mobile and radio phone
I've kissed
goodbye.

Now my source of 240 volts
halts
its output.

A knock on the bathtap
caused a mishap.

My tap poured
and poured.
Genny in shower
(storage place, you see)
drowned in an hour.

(My generator's booklet said 'Keep it clean and dry. I got it half right! !)

Submitted: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Edited: Saturday, January 10, 2009

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  • George Bernard-bloody-shaw (11/24/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    I enjoyed that, Fran. Was going to give you a call but the canal took my phone (drowned it - unfortunately I never found it) - how banal. Is your spark plug working yet? Is it wet? Have you got the nark?

    George xxx (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (11/24/2008 3:31:00 PM)

    A witty little number, penned in your usual accomplished and no bullshit style. Delighted to find you're posting again, good friend. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Incidentally, candle light is very flattering is it not? he he! (Report) Reply

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