ODE TO A SHOPPING TROLLEY

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ODE TO A SHOPPING TROLLEY

 Oh beautiful chromed perambulator

You of the sleek wheels

And wayward inclinations

Carrier of booze and babies

And, occasionally, goods and chattels,

You were a lovely mover once

 

Look at you now;

Silt to your midriff

Capsized for eternity

Gathering flotsam and jetsam

For a stinking old stream;

Fit for nothing but stopping gaps

2 thoughts on “ODE TO A SHOPPING TROLLEY

  1. Of the lines, I love “wayward inclinations” in particular – but I wonder if “gaps” prevents a useful resonance that “stopping” would give the poem at the end because ‘stopping’ rhymes with “shopping” – and, myself, I think I’d like ‘the continuous’ to work for the poem just there i.e, ‘continually’ stopping (because the stream continually passes through the abandoned up-ended trolley). (Just a 1st reaction I share for what it’s worth.)

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