Monday, 20 June 2011

poem challenge: to be worthy

to be worthy of portraiture
to be worthy of quotation
why is it i know nobody
with all these dreams and plans?
why do i shy away?
why do i not want the world in
my sweaty palms?
a smudge
by way of rushing to answer
your deliberate question.

no inspiration
eloquent at the back end of a few pints
a comedienne
by way of a couple more
i plead innocence, what with the
witnesses and all

but you laugh
and turn back to yourselves
good for no more than filler
(all filler, no killer).

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