Normal (For Charley Barnes)

Normal? Normal!

That naughty little lie!

The fairy-tale, such myth!

That Pinocchio lullaby.

Normal? Normal!

Impossible invention,

the nightmare we aspire to be,

individual contention.


Dedicated to Charley Barnes, an exceptional poet (winner of the Worcestershire Literary Festival Poetry Slam this year) and great pal of mine.  We celebrate National Poetry Day today.  I aim to do so by honouring some of the talented poets who have given me so much to celebrate.



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