Yellow-belly Jelly Baby

You lay down
and let them walk all over you
Stayed pleasant
You were conned
and now you've lost everything
Well done
Have a nice day

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Front offside tyre has a slow puncture
pressure drops, car wobbles
rusty bolts in the suspension shake loose
exhaust pipe and differential scrape the road
steering goes wonky

I clip trees, bash off a loose wing mirror
can't see who's alongside
Uncertainty, on a downhill section
burns out the overused brakes

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Those two zeros
remind me of spectacles
a cartoon character
Beano, 1956

I'm 7
on the edge
of my chair
Treasure Island

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