Poem Hunter
(9th March 1948 / Gateshead, County Durham)


Poem By Brian Routh

I was stunned by the sound
I forgot reason and jumped to safety
I was followed by a demon
'hold up your head to the light' he said
I said I didn't know
he said that there was nothing in it
I was confused but escaped and found freedom
the soil has missed me
I remained in balance
quite steady
they told me I'd have difficulty in moving
I found my feet and walked
'what kind of vision do you want? '
'I'll er take that one there er, is that alright? '
'yeah, go on, Ill wait here for you'
'I might be awhile'
'that's alright, I'll just sit here and think a bit'
'right, I'll be off then'
I stumbled over the debris
trying to piss
but only striking the ground with my head each time

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Brian, As if Virgil had tossed Dante before they got started, this poem had me laughing, as though even Hell didn't want him treading through its gates. as always, Anastasia