IF I COULD WRITE A POEM TO LAST

Chris R-1-140.jpg Image by Christine Renney

It would shamelessly court
dance with controversy
fight in the face of adversity

If I could write a poem to last
it would be brave like Siegfried Sassoon
it wouldn’t lurk on the page but blaze

If I could write a poem to last
it would work for a wage
a lover demanding
expecting to be heard

If I could write a poem to last