Treasure Island

James Hart

(21.06.53 / Grappenhall, Cheshire)

TOXIC!


TOXIC! said the sign on the bottle of acid
DO NOT DRINK ME – TOXIC!

TOXIC! said the sign on the tin of polish
DO NOT EAT ME – TOXIC!

TOXIC! said the sign on the drum of paraffin
DO NOT TOUCH ME – TOXIC!

Now the OED says toxic means poison
So why apply it to humans?

Said with open hand upturned
And a growling noise?

He’s TOXIC! She’s TOXIC! !
They’re TOXIC!

©2009
James Hart

Submitted: Monday, March 09, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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