22 November 2010



Said I’d get back to it
a wringing wet sop of a book
which even plagiarised itself
attempting originality

didn’t make it though – too
much respect for the dead left
no room to shake starving
fleas from its mane

been bitten by contemplation
estranged of origins – victims
of self deceit chasing shadows
shouting extravagant names
©9 July 2010, I. D. Carswell