Regret
Regret
Glazed eyes and mindless smile -
we remarked
on the dare-devil teddy
riding the bumper
wind-drunk.
This fur, fume-filled speed-freak
doesn’t look down
or back.
You’ve got to admire that,
or pause a second to reflect
how one moment of neglect
left someone tear-grime sorry
at the sight of teddy crucified
on the bin-men’s lorry.
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