Wish you were here where I am now,
no longer craving days without a row,
happy family games and fun
with Mr, Mrs and the children Bun.
No more nightmares in council flats,
where we couldn’t have dogs or cats;
no more wishing for trips away
to break the boredom of school holidays;
no more put-downs and sleepless nights.
Now I have green shadows and light,
sparkling water and big open skies,
so huge you wouldn’t believe your eyes.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
My second response to dVerse Poets Pub Tuesday Poetics: Wish you were here.