Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

Musing in the Dark

by Ian Aitken

Poets make me write;
Sitting in a window,
Sitting on the toilet,
When I should be working
Or like now, when the light was out
And the radio on to send
Me to sleep.
The poems I read before bed
Still going around in my head.
It’s the poets that make me
Pull back the covers, cross the
Cold floor, turn on the light
With its annoyingly slow
Ecological bulb,
Pick up a pen and the
Notebook I got for Christmas
And take them on:
The lot of them,
With their clever words
And crisp rhymes
And oh so published
Poems.

Added: 06.04.2010

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