In ver ness (Poetry Monthly)
It's dark no-one can see you in your nightdress-
shisssh cosy in; there’s a blanket, yes like little mice
I know it's cold - it’ll soon warm up, feet in
sleep like them
I’ve told you; it’s an adventure.
Like fairyland? Oh yes, the lights
I’m not sure if the Elves and the Shoemaker live there -
shut your eyes
For goodness sake,
you’ll have to keep it in-
I asked you before we left
Ok, ok - I’ll pull in.
Yes, the sign says In ver ness.
I didn't want to wake-
turn around put your seatbelt back on
the cars moving- don’t open your window,
he’ll not hear; you'll wake your sisters
look he’s gone in already
The lady? It was his -
I'm not crying
you'll see him-