Wednesday, May 7, 2014

POEM: "Once Upon A Time"

Once Upon A Time

The King of Spain to abdicate soon
his son Felipe will take over the throne

who I remember once as a little kid playing
one summer day on a Costa del Sol beach
(we'd been warned not to go near him)
surrounded by big female bodyguards
hoping to create some form of sandcastle
dripping wet sand from above like Gaudí
and because I was slightly older (Gaudí unknown)
I approached him in a weary haze of knowledge
"Fíjate niño, e'te no bale na’a," I sighed in Andaluz
the guards moved in sensing disagreement
"Fuck off," he said in perfect English.

© 2014 Rob Schackne

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