Police are still searching
for the dissidents suspected
of planting a giant pineapple
in Government Square.
This happened around seven
on the thirteenth of November.
All CCTV in the immediate area
was severed for ten minutes
after which the pineapple, measuring
one metre tall and fifty centimetres wide
is recorded to have appeared.
In order to help the authorities
With their investigation anyone
who remembers anything suspicious
or has relevant information
must come forward at once.
No-one is sure why the ambassador
chose that morning to leave
his pent-house apartment and instead
of going to work to head
to the famous harbour, where he proceeded
to take off all of his clothing
and tread straight into the water.
The ambassador is a true patriot
and all who saw him acknowledged what rapture
came over his face at knowing
he could be free in this country
to walk to a harbour
and become one with the water,
the sand, the sea and keep going.
David Tait's poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Rialto, The North, Stand, The Guardian, Popshot, Pomegranate and Like Starlings. He is Poetry Editor for the Cadaverine and House Poet for the Carol Ann Duffy and Friends Poetry Series at Manchester Royal Exchange.
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