'Three years old' by Lyn Martin

A lot of blood from a concrete post

The concrete post that goes round with the washing on it

Playing with a red and white beach ball on my own

Flower and summer blood.


Tomato sauce, beach ball, flowers, my red T-shirt

All the colour of blood

Blood is not pretty, though.

It poured like water from the cold sea

Thick, it’s a bit gory

Like dust it dries

Scab, heals up rough.

Concrete does not bleed

But my blood is left on the post

Looks like concrete bleeding.