Robert West: Better Off
“He could have bought and sold me ten times over.”
You’re here, though. Him? He’s six feet under clover.
Brent Southgate: Martial Poems I.110
“Don’t write long epigrams!”
You tell me. Good advice.
You yourself write nothing,
So yours are more concise.
Tristan Moss: Public Transport
Stand up for public transport
the Labour Party say.
So on the train I do my bit
and stand up every day.
Pat D’Amico: Pick-Up Person
I stand in the rain like a nincompoop
In one hand a leash, in the other a scoop,
I’m happy to be a significant cog
Revolving around the love of a dog.
From Thwarting Father Time
Illustration by Pete D’Amico
Robert West: To a Pastoral Poet
Pressing His Luck in Town
I too have been acquainted with the night.
That’s why I say, be safe: stay in and write.