is a gift.
It was really cool to see who could get
illest first, cos you’d like get all this fuss.
My bestest mate Rhianna, reporters interviewed her, and she’d be on the news.
And folk who felt sorry for her gave
her lots of money so she could go
to Disney in America and have
the most expensive doctors,
and like, get well, but she didn’t,
and they wouldn’t let me see her,
said she was too ill, and then
she died and I cried a lot,
she wasn’t on the news anymore
but to me she was even famouser.
Previously published by ‘Thoughts and Ideas’ – medium.com
Paul Brookes has been published in many magazines in south west England. He performed as a member of the poetry in performance group “Rats for Love” and his work was included in their 1989 publication “Rats for Love: The Book” by Bristol Broadsides. His first chapbook published in 1993 was “The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley” by Dearne Community Arts.