James Walton

Gypsy Point

where the jetty meanders
brokenly wading
in a high jumper’s roll
a pelican fills up the day
holding a reserve for tomorrow
a word it regurgitates to reflect
out of preening reminiscence
the savour of reliving
tastes of feeding again

while weary anglers return
singing of old regret
that good times are a harvest
pooling about in undefined circles
and knowing it can fly
wherever the fancy
or carefree wind takes it
slurps up a blue eye
an azure fisher flashed over

because it knows it can

James Walton was a librarian, a farm labourer, and mostly a public sector union official. He is published in many anthologies, journals, and newspapers. His collections include The Leviathan’s Apprentice 2015, Walking Through Fences 2018,  Unstill Mosaics 2019,
and the about to be released ‘Abandoned Soliloquies’.

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