The Bath-time Duck!


Soaking in the bath the other day I looked at the row of plastic ducks and this popped into my mind. I hope you enjoy it…

Sitting in the bath
Floating ideas amongst the foam
And my plastic duck
(called Horatio) with his cycloptic stare
Who has this amazing ability
To think and float
At the same time or at least
That’s how it looks
I write on a piece of paper
Before the thought cascades down the plug hole
That is my mind
But the paper is soaked and the words dribble off the page
Into the foam
And become
Trampled by the duck that just bobbles
And grins
And my efforts
Get clean away

© Baldock Bard

The Baldock Saturday Car Boot Sale returns on the 14th April 2012