Monday, 7 May 2012

The Sipped Zipped Rattlers

Uncle John, that pipe smoking eccentric, told his children –
who later became estate agents, journalists, solicitors and doctors,
about the rattlesnakes in the night.

Zipped up in his tent, Uncle John fell asleep
with the sound of rattlers all around him.

We wondered what was coming next.
He fiddled with his pipe, sipped
at his whiskey.

Fell asleep with his children
all around him.


  1. sounds like some of them themselves became rattlesnakes in the night

  2. I hadn't thought of it in that way, but yes, I see exactly what you mean.

    Many thanks for your comment Elliot.



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