Teddington, Not Kingston

I love the place name: ‘Teddington’,
It raps a tapping off my tongue.
Urban-suburbia resides,
Above the rises of river tides:
Just tidal bores in house prices.
So sits deed-rich: benefices*.

[*ben•e•fice
(ˈbɛn ə fɪs) n., v. -ficed, -fic•ing. n.1. a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic
that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income.
2. the revenue itself.
3. the equivalent of a fief in the early Middle Ages.]

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