Lullaby #6

Vahni Capildeo

 

Outre-mer

 

sheep   sheepsheep sheep,sheep,sheep   sHEEp

sheep, sheep, sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

eep   Sheep…   I want to be seeing

these sheep with you   seeing the same

sheep you would be seeing   you should

be sleeping now… I bet you’re not

 

So should I   sleepless   the motor’s

juddery cradlesong going miles

 

Let the giraffes out of the zoo

Let them roam Queen’s Park Savannah

 

The sheep must be nibbling the turf

Green and grey and fine and coarse

The grain of grass too far to see

Only   though further   the sea

Only   and further   blue   the sea

 

Lullaby #7

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