When we lived together

You were Ralph and Roger and Jack,
full of purpose
when we landed upon our island
together.
You built shelters and fires, found food
, hunted for meat.
You had the confidence to prosper and conquer,
with menace.
You told me ‘only the boy with the conch
may speak’;
which was seldom me – I was Piggy and Simon.
I didn’t survive.

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