Treasure Island

Jacqui Thewless

(November,1955 / Manchester, UK)

The Plot (For The Poet, Lloyd Merritt and Ivan, His Dad)

Two years ago, the Ferris Wheel
offered you a view.
It’s true that time runs out
to an ordered plan
of Swings-and-Roundabouts.
This, plainly, is
your real property:
a foreign garden
bordering your neighbour’s land.

Under a hat in France, Ivan
picked ripened strawberries; like you,
docile as a child who dreamed
of breaking rules and making clean
fast getaways at night.
And though your old man’s last loss
of the plot earned him that right
to See-Saw-down the next-door-
fella’s tree,
the snoring sway of circumstance
snuffed out his chance to flee England-
while you soared, free.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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© Jacqui Thewless,19th September 2011.
R.I.P. Ivan Merritt...
and his son, Lloyd Merritt in October 2013.

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