Gwilym Williams

Attending a Poetry Reading

Nobody understood it really
understood what it was
really all about
although some of us had heard it
once or twice before
and one of us
had even read it several times
but still
nobody understood it

and when I pressed her
about it
pinned her
to the bar
with a kind of pathetic poetic gaze
she held forth

that it was all a stream
of consciousness
and that I should have known
that

what went unsaid
was meant
and was indeed
more
than implied -

since
you're something of a poet
too

or so I've heard

she said

Gwilym Williams © 2008