Under fives

They took me out of the sandbox
and made the world the
playpit
that I now play in

a bigger sandbox
bigger castles to build
larger dreams to be filled
with the nightmares
of the day

why say I?
I say why?

and it’s like that
the same anyway you
look at it,

they’ll call it a palindrome
but it’s the world that I know and
so I call it my home.

after building castles
catching starfish by the score,
eating jellied eels
and shrimps and prawns
he yawns and goes to sleep
where?
inside the castle keep
of course.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.