Not Just Yet by Ian Copestick

Brit Grit, Ian Copestick, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

It’s days like today, when you realise
That all of your big, grand poetic thoughts
Mean nothing, less than nothing.
In the workaday world where men
Are paid for using their muscles
Your poetic theories don’t mean shit
You’re not going to have an interview for
A warehouse job where the boss
Suddenly says ” Well, before I decide
Whether or not you can  carry cardboard
Boxes. Tell me what you think of
Post war 20th Century American poetry ”
It’s just not going to happen. You’ve
Got to do what you can to support yourself
And the ones you love.
If that means giving up your dreams
Then you’ve got to give up your dreams.
But ( I tell myself ) not just yet

Bio: Ian Lewis Copestick is a 46 year old writer from Stoke on Trent England.
Although he started writing poetry in 2001, he only started sending them out for publication 8 months ago. In this time he has had over 100 poems and 5 short stories published. He is featured in print anthologies by Alien Buddha Press and Horror Sleaze Trash.