Words Running For Cover by Richard Livermore

I don’t see why words
should always wait table
or go traipsing
off to the moon
to carry the day.

Omnivorous time
will bring home
the bacon and grant
the dog another
timely divorce,

but only as long as
insanity hangs in the sky
and words that make
sense have gone home
to lay down and die.

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• Biography: Richard Livermore was born in Sussex in 1944. He went to various boarding-schools and left at 15. He joined the Army, but was discharged 6 months later. He went from job to job and in 1974 to Newbattle Abbey College in Scotland. He has lived in Scotland ever since, except for 5 years in Spain. He has had numerous poems published in magazine and webzines in Britain and the USA, plus books by Lothlorien, Diehard and Chanticleer Press. He is presently retired.
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