01 May 2011

Unsavoury Favours


OK, I get the point, I don’t
play dolorous games gladly,
don’t return compliments

But I won’t fake association
either, it would be anathema,
so undignified

So I live and breathe my poetic
passion dangerously – and
it hangs me out to dry

At the moment it’s where
I am – suspended in a frame
of dead-end insinuation

Aligned with today’s washing
in a breeze of repute blowing
yesterday’s unsavoury favours
© 1 March 2011, I. D. Carswell