Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Caught, Once Again by John D Robinson

A diazepam pickup today,
I made coffee and swallowed
10mg and by the time I
rolled a joint, it’s easy
soft wisdom drenched my
muscles and calmed my
thoughts and I sat
listening to the radio:
George Butterworth’s
‘Banks of Willow Green’
caught once again
in its poignancy and
beauty and I ponder
his death aged 31 in
World War I and how
one time he wandered
just a few miles from
where I live, collecting
traditional folk-songs
and the music ends and
my work’s mobile
phone rings,
I spark up the joint
and hit the
answer button.

About John D. Robinson: 

John D Robinson is a UK poet: hundreds of his poems have appeared in small press zines and online literary journals  :
His published solo chapbooks are
‘Cowboy Hats & Railways’ (Scars Press 2016)
‘When You Hear The Bell, There’s Nowhere To Hide’ (Holy&intoxicated Publications 2016   sold out)
‘An Outlaw In The Making’  (Scars Publications 2017)
‘Hitting Home’  (Iron Lung Press 2018  2nd edition)–lung–press
‘In Pursuit Of  Shadows’  (Analog Submission Press 2018  sold out)
‘Echoes Of Diablo’  (Concrete Meat Press 2018)
Too Many Drinks Ago’  (Paper & Ink Zine Publications)
‎ ‘Hang In There’      (Uncollected Press  2019    USA)

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