06 February 2017

#6 - Peckish in Amsterdam

If you should find yourself in Amsterdam
then cross the river with the greatest care
for underneath the bridges lurks a man
who may be Gogmagog's last breathing heir.

A giant with a hungry mouth to feed –
his stomach growling as he stalks his prey.
There's only one thing that can sate his needs:
those people walking clumsily this way!

But he won't grind their bones to make his bread
or slice their heads off with a single bite.
He'd rather have their patat frites instead –
he will not buy his own coz he's too tight.

The tourists run, our giant smacks his lips;
it's hard to turn down mayonnaise and chips.

- LM