Monday, October 31, 2016

The Bifurcation

Near to the Hampshire border and beyond the bifurcation
Are narratives of given names with virtue's connotation
Or championing the status to which parents might aspire;
Charity and Christian, oddly wistful for the empire,
Call their daughter India, India of revanche.
And as Pankridge Street in Hampshire links to heedless roads that branch
Off to Surrey, they will straddle obligations to their names
And self-interest.