Saturday, 21 July 2012


Punch Judy
inside the stripped tent
he and his wife
re-enact the domestic life
of mr punch
cursing each other
in swizzle talk
whilst battering
the wailing baby
then things start to get
a bit banal
and a crocodile
in no time the law shows up
now it’ll definitely all kick off
cue mayhem
untold amounts
of cranium destruction
goo splatter
over the little kids sitting
cross-legged on the sand
sporting ice cream moustaches
that’s not the way to do it
they demand their puppet show
tensions rising
danger could be
they’ll destroy sand castles
blow up inflatable toys
play at beach invasions
cast pebbles into desert storms
Born East London but now residing amongst the hedge mumblers of rural Suffolk, P.A.Levy has been published in many magazines, both on line and in print, from ‘A cappella Zoo’ to ‘Zygote In My Coffee’ and many stations in-between.  He is also a founding member of the Clueless Collective and can be found loitering on page corners and wearing hoodies at