David Condell : A Poetic Prayer

Lord, get me a poet who isn’t a teacher.
A plumber would do, sitting bored in a bleacher,
a reader of Orwell or Rowling and Nietzsche.
Just get me a poet who isn`t a teacher.
A tinker, a tailor, a spy or a sailor,
a nurse or a purser, a pimp or a jailer.
Just get me a poet who isn`t a teacher.
And journals in which they are sure not to feature.