Gillian Ewing: PAP

I bought a book of poetry today;
they put it in a paper bag,
artistic, bird shapes
surreally purple and grey.
The till receipt was the only snag:
One adult pap, it says, £7.95
Tendered amount £10
Change given £2.05.
Expensive for adult pap but then
at least there was change given
Now I am going to see if there is real
poetry in the book - or only mushy verse.