Summer brings a Christmas of memories:
Mobile library, Shell petrol station, the slideaway,
The rope, the camp, lollies, walking to Dalton,
The suitcase prepared -
In the event of nuclear warfare.
At the windowsill,
Reading the Tron novelization,
Return of the Jedi soundtrack
On the alarm clock cassette radio: ‘The Battle of Endor’
The smell of cut grass, sports day gone,
Birthday to come,
Going to bed and there’s daylight glowing from the ceiling.
Why can’t it be this way forever?
And the cut grass answers:
John Bleasdale is a writer. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Il Manifesto, as well as CineVue.Com and theStudioExec.com. He has also written a number of plays, screenplays and novels.