Tuesday 14 October 2014

elephant for memory

with my father in the 30s
getting on an elephant
(long way to fall)

man who led it had
a turban, long cloak and a stick
the camel, the bumps
skirting the gardens

a speedway club, a rider
Belle Vue, all the animals watch
lions in sadness

the giraffe’s face tells a story
in itself
all the animals from Africa
and Asiatic countries watch you

pass the doors
speedway every Saturday
Jack Pie, Bingo
Stock Cars, Top Ten Club

can’t go wrong
get on an elephant
(long way to

Group Poem 
Springboard, Oldham

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