Restructure by Nick Cooke

the curly mind linguistically innovative poetry - weird & risky

(i)

You’re gonna get known as Mr Apology

if you keep saying sorry for stuff we none of us feel bad about

we at top table

where we assume you wanna be sat

….So get out your shovel and start in on the business

of whacking your precious core values over the back of the fucking head

and burying them in the deepest of pits

in your otherwise pretty little rose garden

out of efficiency not malice needless to say

nothing personal            no space for regret

When it comes to the moment you just take out your pen

can it really be so hard to draw a straight line through a name or two

or fourteen in this case but the principle’s the exact same

Oh you must be shitting me with the hangdog bridgeofsighs alaspooryorrick palaver

or are you rehearsing for some godawful amdram panto

..you’ll be…

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