Poetry

Edith Speers: Two Poems

i hate poems about poetry   some poets get to be carpenters building houses of verse well-structured and weather-tight council-approved to lock-up stage almost ready for occupancy   some poets get to be joiners crafting cabinets or boxes with perfect dovetail joints buffed to a sheen from fine timbers waiting to hold treasures   some poets get to be tailors stitching sturdy fabrics into suits or couturiers with swathes of elegance bedizened with beads and sequins for people to parade around in   all i wanted to be was a gardener maybe of native flora needing no help or maybe…

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