Daily Drawing: My Father’s Watch

Actual watch

 

I keep hearing Grant McLennan.

 

‘His father’s watch he left it in the shower’ from Cattle and Cane

 

I recall a schoolboy coming home
through fields of cane
to a house of tin and timber
and in the sky
a rain of falling cinders
from time to time
the waste memory-wastes
I recall a boy in bigger pants
like everyone
just waiting for a chance
his father’s watch
he left it in the shower
from time to time
the waste memory-wastes
I recall a bigger brighter world
a world of books
and silent times in thought
and then the railroad
the railroad takes him home
through fields of cattle
through fields of cane
from time to time
the waste memory-wastes
the waste memory-wastes
further, longer, higher, older

Author: moogee

Cartoonist, painter and poet Shaun Belcher hails from the English Thames Valley but dreams of being a Texas Cowboy..

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