Now….how did that wind up in here?
I’m pretty sure that someone’s going to miss it
left on a platform at half past three
as thoughts turned to tickets and the station car buffet
It was found – abandoned – catching rays of summer sun
creating colourful rainbows, but not for long….
a magpie’s plaything – that twinkled when station lights
fell upon it
“SHINY!” chirped the magpie
till a guard intervened
and it was elevated from its ordeal
and into relative safety
Now resting in a darkened spot
with other abandoned things – by the teas and coffees
it would wail if it could
but that would only attract the birds again