Picture of Liverpool Library, by Englepip©
Keep off the grass!
The park closes at sundown!
Don’t run ! …
Don’t be late!
Therefore, I’m going to…….
Shout out loud in the library
Til the books cascade to the floor:
Run free cross the lawns round the buildings
and whoop in the air as I pass:
I’ll dance in the park in the moonlight
Seek Excalibur deep in the lake:
I’ll smoke Marlboro behind the bike sheds
Blow smoke-rings til my jaw aches:
Then I’ll speed down the polished corridors,
Knocking on every door,
And oh how I’ll relish their looks
When I slouch in ten minutes late.
Release from oppression
To break all these rules, one day
All punishments will be worth
That urge to disobey.