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McGough  
Roger McGough

(b.1937)

 
"The Nearest
Forty-two"

 

I want to write a new poem.
What words shall I choose?
I go in. The variety is endless.
Images stretch into infinity.

I dither. Can't make up my mind.
Inspiration becomes impatient.
Stamps its feet. Panicking
I grab the nearest forty-two.

© Roger McGough
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