this poem is pretty shit
I must apologise for it.
It has rhyme in its defence
though its rhyme, is not immense
It has no similes, nor metaphor.
I’ve no idea what it’s for.
It doesn’t seem to say a lot
but one thing it hasn’t got
(which is a plus I have to say)
is a shard, or soul, or heart cliché...
...and now it has. In that last verse.
I fear I’ve gone and made things worse.
At least I’ve got the deadline nailed.
Yesterday? Oh fuck, I’ve failed.
Yes, this poem is pretty shit
and I apologise for it.
Emma Purshouse is a writer and performance poet from the English Black Country. Her poetry is published by ‘Offa’s Press’. Her debut novel ‘Dogged’ came out with ‘Ignite Books’ in 2021.