DISCUSSING POLITICS WITH A GREY SEAL

 bare-lightbulb

She was sat cross-legged

Upon the champagne shoreline

Discussing politics with

The grey seal

Bobbing about in the waves

 

Considering the quizzical

Tilt of the seal’s head

Her presumption was

That he was listening

Maybe not taking much in

 

In all truth

Dolphins were her

Best devotees

She got feedback

From her dolphin buddies

 

Sadly there were no

Dolphins in these

Boreal waters

 

Whatever, time for a

Late lunch

Petite baguette

A chunk of ripe cheese

Takeaway coffee and

A bench in the park

Perfection!

 

Barefoot on tarmac

Just a short stroll

To the café

She noticed a

A young bearded man

Kneeling, the

Sun at his back

 

Determining that he

Was at prayer

She walked on by

Fulfilled in the knowledge

That she was free of all faith

That that tedious restraint of

Dubious legend,

The God of Abraham

Was of no relevance

 

Still each to their own

Her world view of things

 

A little later

She was sipping her drink

Near the fountain

When the hirsute one

Shot her dead

She, Ms Collateral Damage

Along with the preferred target

A handsome gendarme

Hitherto sat at her side

His limp corpse now

Slumped indelicately

On top of hers.

 

Far, far away

On an industrial estate

In a stark room

With just a

Bare lightbulb

Her long since

Secret admirer

Sat at His desk

 

He had been tracking

The girl’s every move

On CCTV

He shadowed almost

All and sundry, yet

Had a particularly soft spot

For her

Now this!

 

Mumbling to himself

‘I should have known’

He shook his head

Slouched away

Homeward bound

 

His nemesis

Worked the night shift

  • This plainly is a fiction, a mere cameo detailing a ‘sudden’ event, nothing more. Penned out of respect – “Je suis Charlie”
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