poetry

Hard hat

A hard hat can be used to protect a head, and most

of us

might imagine

us

using a hard hat for that.

But a hard hat can be used – as well – to hurt a head it

should be

protecting instead.

So when you say a writer – who clearly wasn’t – needed a

push

to become

the writer he obviously couldn’t, and the pain, confusion

and anger of hurt

and the fear of returning to an evil time past

merited the

effort and effect and affect of pushing him onwards

to self-destruct,

you didn’t half assume that what he really needed was

more to be a

writer encaged in solitary confinement

than a man who loved first in social extent, and who only then

wrote as a sideline, content.

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