Monday, 11 March 2013

Cardboard Boxes

as kids we used em as tanks all through the summer holidays
to win our wars

we lost a few when it rained, though.

unable to mobilise em in bad weather
as the wet ripped em right through.

troops returned to barracks whenever it rained

© Philip Johnson

Desert Rats Lose Tanks in Cutbacks

previoussly appeared in: Poetry 24, The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland, Emergency Verse, Write Away, Caught In The Net, Red Pencil, Writer's Hood, Transparent Words. He works in elder care.