Monday, 14 April 2008

So tell me John, Why are you leaving?

Find below a poem by the infamous John Wilson. He's my BFF and doing MA poetry at Kingston. I thought this poem was awesome. In fact, it still is awesome. But, he says its not done yet. I am sad he is leaving! But he is leaving for happy reasons, despite the poem.

This is Why I’m Leaving

Amy laughing, taking pictures
smearing thick fingerfulls
of color on my face

I look serious,
use a thumb, write

green and yellow,
a white exclamation
a blue dot
a woman with a stroller
looks up and smiles

a phone call from the neighbours

standing at the window
paint dust scattering
in the wake of my scraper

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