Poetry: ‘Inverted Commas’

A poem I started about four months back, that accidentally spliced with something more recent, inspired by my browsings through the gift shop at Blackwell House (I think). The * was an accident on the page that came together nicely at second draft.

Yep, this is my life.



Inverted Commas

Don’t be fooled by ‘old’ people,
With their phrases and sayings
And wisdom received

From years of experience

Said William Morris
And I know what he means,
Know what he means,
In my Philip Larkin glasses,
Russell and Bromley suede
And skin-tight jeans.

*’I half wish that I had not been born with a sense of romance and beauty in this accursed age.’



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