Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

commandment of script

by mark vernon

Is it a split decision?
Or close encounter?
You can buy neither
Over the counter

These tablets im taking
'Taste' of stone
But legible instructions
'Speak' a mind of their own

No where is now a simple vision
Maybe it was a close encounter
But try to buy them
Over,  the counter

But I'm not ill
And neither were you
So the offer of tablets
Was merely a pill

It was a split decision
'One' helped chose the winner
'The cloud' is in the garden
 Freedom makes me no sinner

Added: 16.01.2011