Anyone can write modern poetry
…but that doesn't mean it's no good.
It can be very good or only better than a shopping list.
How is it judged? - easy, it stops you reading on.
You go back to make sure you got it right - that it was speaking to you…
That you hadn't 'misread' it like an American President -
Well, we're talking George Bush here…
No, what I mean is that good poetry talks to us all but also -
Only to us.
You'll know it when you see it…