Saturday, 23 April 2011

What Father Did

WHAT FATHER DID

my father painted
the toilet seat
after I'd gone to bed
I was only six

he painted it yellow
I wasn't to know
I cried but it was
their laughter that hurt

Turpentine is cold
and smells so!
He could have told
I was only six

© GERALD ENGLAND

Composed: Upton by Chester, 16th June 1993

Publications

1994 Green's Magazine (Canada)
1996 Q (USA)
1998 LIMBO TIME (Hyde, New Hope International)
2005 The Spoon River Poetry Review (USA)

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