Treasure Island

Tony Harrison

(1937 - / Leeds / England)

Poems of Tony Harrison

1. Heredity 1/13/2003
2. Long Distance I 10/15/2005
3. Long Distance II 1/13/2003
4. Marked with D. 10/15/2005
5. National Trust 10/15/2005
6. Turns 10/15/2005

Turns

I thought it made me look more 'working class'
(as if a bit of chequered cloth could bridge that gap!)
I did a turn in it before the glass.
My mother said: It suits you, your dad's cap.
(She preferred me to wear suits and part my hair:
You're every bit as good as that lot are!)

All the pension queue came out to stare.
Dad was sprawled beside the postbox (still VR) ,

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