Treasure Island

Simon Armitage

(26 May 1963 / Marsden, West Yorkshire)

Poems of Simon Armitage

1. About His Person 1/3/2003
2. At Sea 11/29/2011
3. Cataract Operation 1/3/2003
4. I Am Very Bothered 1/3/2003
5. I Say I Say I Say 1/3/2003
6. It Ain't What You Do, It's What It Does To You 1/3/2003
7. Poem 1/3/2003
8. The Golden Toddy 1/3/2003
9. The Hard 1/3/2003
10. The Jay 1/3/2003
11. The Tyre 1/3/2003

The Jay

I was pegging out your lime-green dress;
you were hoping the last of the sun
might sip the last few beads of drip-dry water
from its lime-green hem.

I had a blister-stigmata the size of an eye
in the palm of my hand
from twisting the point of a screw
into the meat of the house. Those days. Those times.

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