A Wit’s Proper End

Writing out of the Hole

Artwork by Ralph Steadman, posted on Pinterest


Now I find myself
in a hole I am writing
myself out of.

A poet opened
a window where I eat breakfast
and let irony in.

It blew in gales
of obscure metaphors leaving me
gasping for verbs…
for heart connectors.

My wiring is frying —
I am trying to dig myself
out of this mess with a pen
…with a pen.

Aye, with my wits.

9 thoughts on “A Wit’s Proper End

  1. The word ‘now’ at the begining is an excellent device – it makes the reader ask key questions: ‘as opposed to before?” and “what has changed?”
    The Steadman is well-chosen for this post and I love how you dig with a pen… with a pen. Of course, with your wits, too. Classic Portofino poem!


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