Poetry

Southbound

My mother would begin To pack up and We knew we were on the move Father driving, listening Hourly to the news The ABC a beacon   As we glided on through time My mother feeding Us Cadburys milk chocolate   Content to watch the road The concrete and the horizon Widening always towards us   The bonnet swallowing time As we drove the hours required Our parents on a mission   We, behind, enjoying The lark of another expedition We had our own   Private jokes, we whispered them Behind their stationary heads Sometimes we would wrestle   Giggling…

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