mad girls love art by Laura McKee

I thought to write a villanelle
like Sylvia and Elizabeth
I didn’t like it and it smells

It really didn’t go as well
as Sylvia’s or Elizabeth’s
I thought to write a villanelle

It’s hell it’s hell it’s hell it’s hell
I’d rather try some crystal meth
I didn’t like it and it smells

I used to have an auntie Nell
I used to have a flatmate Seth
I thought to write a villanelle

I’m crawling back inside my shell
I’m changing all my names to Jeff
I didn’t like it and it smells

For travel sickness take a Kwell
I like to sing Sunshine on Leith
I thought to write a villanelle
I didn’t like it and it smells

Laura McKee writes poems by mistake. Last year she had a poem on a bus for the Guernsey International Poetry Competition, was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and nominated for the Forward Prize Best Single Poem.

 

3 thoughts on “mad girls love art by Laura McKee

  1. Ronsays

    Sorry naysayers, I found it brilliant 🙂

     
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  2. adminsays

    Must say I’m somewhat surprised by the low scores so far 🙂

     
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  3. pretendpoetblogsays

    thanks for the support, enjoying all the poems. Sense of humour is a wonderful thing in poetry innit 😉

     
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