Alaska

By Simon Armitage

So you upped

and went. Big deal!

Now you must be sitting pretty.

Now you must see me

like a big kodiak bear,

safe and holed up

for the close season, then rumbled.

Girl, you must see me

like the crown prince

rattling

round his icy palace,

the cook and bottle-washer gone,

snuck off, a moonlight flit

to the next estate

for sick pay, wages, running water

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