Ticked Off!


Do I want the tick, or does the tick want me?

Do I earn it, or do I run from it?

If I run to it and if I sit on it, will it tip me up and suck me in?

Will the sides be so steep that I’ll never return?

Like the tick in the box, will I be irretrievable?

And will I, if I am stuck, angled and stuck, and stuck in a box, stuck in a box and with no

way out, will I?

Will I still be me?


Copyright owned by Jay Cool, March 2019


Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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