A response to Scott Coe’s #Syntax Poetry Festival Prompt

Photo by Lisa Fotios on

You can’t call it a school

I don’t see blackboards, I don’t see books

Drills , Hammers and Saws make up the look

creative types – making things from wood

or metal and plastic – if they think they should

learning the skills of a noble craft

creating hooks for the cloakrooms in th’aft

what is the achievement ? summat to hang on the wall

something flashy and colourful – for a designer to call

and designed and created in appropriate time

and housed in a home – something flashy, sublime

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