I can see more until the light bends photographs out of shape
and the landscape changes.
Sometimes I grow up and become an adult
but mostly I play with my train set,
I don’t get the whole adult thing anyway
bills to pay
hell to pay,
girls who want to play house
I’m co-opted in to the stereopticon
picture palisades to fence with pirates.
but the light bends through me onto
the high sea
and the cannons roar defiance.
Somewhere where I think I could be
you see me
the evening lifts another veil
and I set sail
© 2017, John Smallshaw.