43. A CASTLE CASE

Ho, humble foam abode
How did you come to me fame,
A ten here and a fifty there,
I took a share of mine.

One barman and his hands
Took careful hold of my Rands
As the clock brought the hours
And eyes mount themselves at the doors.

A yellow submarine floats
Two sailors to a lost beach
Where the Devil’s shadow awaits them
In the artwork of coffee and sunlight
Are a few eyes wary and lost.

06/02/1995