Tuesday, 7 August 2018

St Tropez lifeboat appeal founders

A super-yacht with ‘ice class’ hull
moves through uncharted waters
30 days without restocking.

£55m and we’ll call it a deal.
Want something lower?
3m buys your own submarine.

Super-rich individuals
seek remoteness,
just want adventure.

Remoteness includes refusing to pay
for a new lifeboat in St Tropez.
Like Titanic, you know you’ll never need it.

© Sue Norton

Sue Norton has had poems published in various magazines. She was a prizewinner in the 2017 Rialto/RSPB Nature Poetry competition.