#Poem an iron chain on the trawler

An iron chain on the trawler, Plymouth harbour
heavy, rusted
catches my attention

Your arms round my neck and shoulders
Sub-frequency
Cold with a claw in my stomach

You remind me of the remand home
Babies with steel fists
keep a watchout for fools

Remember when we studied ourselves
Knew the machine
its tricks and combinations

Was all that a waste of time?
– to then just drop into glamour
– bait and be baited

I’m free to drive home

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  1. Pingback: #Poem an iron chain on the trawler | Ash2

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