19 June 2014

Punch and Judy

Punch-and-Judy

she sought theatre

or something like it

she wanted

Hemmingway

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

No comments:

Post a Comment