The Time Machine
Vincent is Captain America only the zip on his back is missing
revealing a five-year-old’s spine and not our superhero.
He does not care one little bit as he flies constantly
waiting for me to growl, frighten him, but not too much.
I pull an evil face (easy for me), he dives away.
I shout louder, his head almost spins off its axis.
When it is time for me to go, he follows on his scooter –
we both agree it’s really a time machine.
Tom Kelly is a north-east of England writer. He has had eleven books of poetry, short stories and a play published in as many years. His new collection THIS SMALL PATCH has recently re-printed by Red Squirrel Press. https://www.redsquirrelpress.com/product-page/this-small-patch-tom-kelly