Walk the Alligator by Robin McNamara

Johnny boy rides the waves
of lying days and fantasy.
He walks the alligator
in the mornings,
while the mechanism of lies,
whirr incessantly inside his head;
whilst walking the alligator.
Rent a friends know and show,
with a tired look;
‘I read you like a book.’
The stories that you cook,
from an overripe imagination.
You tell the tales, we sail the bullshit
on a daily basis. Johnny Boy:
Why do you walk the alligator?

Author Bio

Robin McNamara lives is an Irish poet with over 80 poems published worldwide, including having poems published in America, Canada, Ireland  and in the UK with Saccharine Poetry, Pink Plastic House, Full House Literary Magazine, Dream Journal, Spillwords & Ephemeral Elegies.A regular contributor to Poetry Ireland and Black Bough Poetry poetry prompts. UCD Library have a selection of his pandemic poems in their archives as a record of poems written during this period. Robin will have a debut pamphlet published with Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2021.  Twitter is @thewindingroad1

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