I know you only invited me in for a coffee, but

by Natalie Shaw

I have eaten your house
Our children were playing inside

I say playing – actually your child
Was ignoring my child in a meanish, unkind sort of way

Anyway I have eaten them now
So it is irrelevant that your child is not a kind person

I ate your 4×4 too
Even though I cannot drive

I am better than M. Mangetout –
Rather than getting to work on, say, a hubcap

I just swallow these things whole.
How will you drive the streets of Dartmouth Park now?

I am breathing fire and a bit too busy to help.