Poetry Drawer: Unorganised: Less Is More: When Psychopath Met Showman by Lynn White


One day I’ll manage to
get my ducks in a row
sort it all out
stop procrastinating,
stop the coffee calling,
stop the sunlight
casting shadows
which distract me
and tempt me outdoors
to see the ducks
sopheristic shadows
across the water.
And as I watch
those shadows move
in effortless formation
negating the coffee
and lulling me
to sleep

Less Is More

I thought it a bit overdone
that Summer Exhibition of long ago.
Paintings were floor to ceiling
filling every wall,
even leaning up against the wall
so it became a show
where nothing was shown
in all its glory,
all was a daze
a cacophony
shouting so loudly
it was impossible to contemplate
the individual.
You need space for that,
space in between.
Too much and nothing is seen.

When Psychopath Met Showman

When a violent psycho with overwhelming power
meets a deluded showman with a hero complex
it’s looking bleak for those caught in between.
Those displaced from their homes,
displaced from their lives,
those losing their lives.
those losing the life
they expected to live,
More and more of them,
a stream without end
as the show goes on.

Lynn White lives in North Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Gyroscope Review and So It Goes. 

You can find more of Lynn’s work here on Ink Pantry.

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