it was the best of times, it was the radio times

I was raised by a rental Ferguson TV
suckled on her aerial lovingly
on a furious diet of visionary scraps
series, cartoons, stuff like that
UFO, Thunderbirds, Dr Who
sprouting eyes as I slowly bloomed
in the seeing light of the sitting room
The Clangers, Magpie, Mr Benn
Wacky Races, Ivor the Engine
down on the carpet, raptly hunched
Captain Kirk, the Hair Bear Bunch
my glowing brain a glassy fog
of Muppets, Flintstones, Noggin the Nog
Here comes Bod, Rupert the Bear
Crystal Tipps and Alistair
till I pulled the plug and ran from the house
me, The Wombles and Danger Mouse

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