I’m not as good as Brian Bilston

I’m not as good as Brian Bilston,

but I do try really hard…

to not be as good as him.

I’ve read some of his poems,

and they are really, really good –

so good, in fact,

that I’m not going to read any more of them.

They make me seem

like a poor cousin

to a richly poetical…

a poor nephew

to a richly poetical uncle.

And I can tell you how that makes me feel –


There, you have it –

my lack of talent’s

what tips the balance

upon whether thousands of people read his words,

or half a dozen or so discerning readers

read mine.


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