Where have you been
Everywhere is somewhere?
You can’t have been nowhere?
I’ve been nowhere mum.
So where is nowhere?
Did you meet nowhere people and
speak the language of a nowhere tongue?
I imagine you sitting on a nowhere bench
in a nowhere park,
chewing on chips.
Pop fizzing over the rim of your can, and
splashing onto a nowhere path.
As somewhere people strolled everywhere,
staring at the boy in his nowhere world.
Where have you been Mr. Nowhere?
Between two some where’s – in no place – not anywhere.
Did you wander and explore?
Was I in your thoughts?
Come back to somewhere my boy,
and hold reasons warm hand.
For there is – without doubt – no future,
in your cherished, nowhere land.
Todays best new poem was written by Christopher Marsden.
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