Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New poem: Sign

I saw a sign ‘Not an exit’. It was on a door.

I thought that that would be a very useful

sign to have. I would put it on our fireplace

so that the cats would know not to go up

the chimney. I would put it on the fridge to

stop my children trying to leave home that

way. I would put it on the toilet bowl to stop

the goldfish from trying to find freedom through

there. I would put it on my copy of ‘Powerful

People’s Book of Great Excuses’ so that they

would know that they don’t work. I would put

it on a gravestone to say, you’re carrying on

in a different sort of a way.