What Katy Did. What Katy Did Next.
The two books are classic texts.
Adventurous childhoods reach their stop
when tiny individuals are all-grown-up.
We swam by the cool waterfall,
the tropical plants were bloom-full;
with the palm trees standing tall
above you, who were so-beautiful.
An eternity ago, girl. And a world apart.
Oh for the hot-house-flower of the heart.
Find the bent-backed peddlers,
the jugglers and the fooling-clowns.
Find plenty more beggars, girl,
as ruin's road we now go down.
Yes bent-backed but ready-to-pick-up
any single penny that misses the cup.
Napoleon and Josehine,
sure find you and me.
Romeo and Juliet,
Cleopatra and Mark-Anthony.
But never-ever Punch-and-Judy.
DOWNING A SPIRIT-DRINK
Uncork the genie, let him float
free, unlike the bottled-boat
similar to the one at your command
when you were young and far from land
with your so heavenly wishes
real life fed to the fishes.
up she'll jack.
on warming white smack.
Find her in a cul-de-sac
prone, not lying on her back.
Guided by the light of the evening-star,
goes sail with Venus the jolly Jack tar.
A salty sea-dog, he's bound for far.
All-the-way till Venus's morning-star.
Lady you are Thai
and you are Siamese,
while I am English with
a British passport, if you please.
Nothing to do with hybrid
as I join you overseas.