No one remembers now,
how expensive and temperamental infant PCs were,
not unusual to take the laptop or floppy to
uni, school, work and print there
even then the perversity continued
and out came 50 pages
not just the warranty on page 1
only one way, pull the plug, literally.
He was standing alone, a small kid amongst little kids
waiting for chance, or sympathy, or generosity to offer a turn –
They left the ball lying on the grass
I motioned to the bat and picked up the ball
he is delighted
something moved, wind, bird, and animal?
“Careful he’s fragile ” –
suddenly there, not quite in my face, but almost
saying she has to watch, constantly
right from the start
from the moment he was born she just knew ….
50 pages ….