Unsuitable Poems by Helena Nelson. A revised edition of the first HappenStance publication, 2007
“We are not allowed to read poems like this at school.” Michael Lloyd.
Sorry! Sold out.
Poetry bores me.
I think I will become a poet
so I can bore people.
Inflicting boredom’s not so far from pain.
I have always been interested in pain.
I had never thought of poetry like this
till now. I am less bored than I was.
I think dinner can wait.
I have written a lovely poem about a thumbscrew.
Let me show you my new metaphor.