30/30 Poetry Challenge – WXW -Day 5

Prompt for April 5th – schizophrenic ice cream cone

“If you want to be a different fish, you’ve got to jump out of the school.”
― Don van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart

My Choice

standing at the short pointed end of the block

the harbour behind

stretching on tip-toe

peering through the sliding hatch

catching a glimpse

of exotic coconut

darkly dangerous blackcurrant and cream

foreign-sounding pistachio

crunchy hokey pokey

and the once mis-pronounced,

but never ever allowed to be forgotten, raspberry nipple

a future of unimaginable choice of flavours

unlimited coins nestling in dry-cleaned, not washed garments

open ticket to everywhere

expenses paid

rooms full of friends

why is it

I find myself

standing at a kitchen sink,

watching the sunset over a cold English sea,

you behind me eating cheese-on-toast?

my choice


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