Before you leave for Frenchtown let me know
if you can change a car wheel… And have you
packed a SatNav and food and drink to go
on five hundred and ten miles of road hell?
On your own! … Whatever happened to Anton?
…ok,ok I’ll keep my mouth shut, just send
an email, or give a call, or message on
twitter so I don’t go right round the bend
wondering if you’re lying in a ditch,
being chased shotgun across Alabama,
or got drunk and taken up with some bitch…
…sorry, sorry I’ll try to be calmer…
…Did I say I’ve got brochures to peruse?
It should be safe, in the Med, on a cruise.
‘Safe Journey’ was commended in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition, April 2012