Sunday, 20 August 2017

Popping the pink bubble

(Junior school in the 1950s)


The ladies in the pink bubblegum shop,
in outrage stare, o the tutting window where,
kissing boys hard on the boiler room steps,
the girls squeeze away their school-time crushes,
in a golden blur, and hot in ruby flushes, 
that will last these pinafore wives,
and their vainglorious lover boys,
to the very end of their very tiny lives.

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