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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.


  1. Thought provoking. Will read the article. They want the remoteness but have to have a load of crew/staff on board. I guess they feel that as long as they are paying for them they can dictate how they behave and what they do. Here's Bacall talking about Burton being daft for falling for the super rich lifestyle