19 June 2014

Punch and Judy


she sought theatre

or something like it

she wanted


and matadors

what she got was me

a major disappointment


a sheltered childhood

left her with a naive

thirst for life

a thirst I could not quench

in the end my shoulders

were too narrow

to carry her dreams


She was Punch to her Judy

the villian in her drama

I held her back she said

from her moment

in the spotlight

from the curtain call

in her pantomime


she held me down

I nearly drowned

in her self importance

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