poetry (as policy)

some nights
I could write
for hours
to save the world

this night
I’ve only got five
minutes

dinner’s nearly cooked
and I’ve drunk
a little wine

so
what to say

I wish
I just wish
that poetry
was policy

I wish
a declamation
made in parliament
was
a poem

and I wish
that listening to a reading
would keep us all

would
make us all

better

would take us all
safe
to home

~

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