No

NO

In response to SARAHSOUTHWEST in Poetics for d’Verse poets, I write in tribute to the poet Thomas Hood my poem NO. Is it worth reading? Er, no.

No shade, no shine, no butterflies,
No bees
No trees
No sense
so
Please
No more
artificial grass
Up your arse
Fake plants
No 
oil
no More 

no drastic
plastic
So drastic

no
oh!
Did I mention plastic?
No?
So
let me say
once again
No to fake grass

No insects 
no worms
no birds
no tiger
no
flies
Buzzing at your door
everything dies
No hedgehogs anymore
No time
To climate change
Or rearrange
No where to go
No ebb or flow
No thing to grow
No mow
the lawn till the end of dawn
Birds and insects need
Hedgerow 
to grow
to breed
And feed
from seed

No nature
No humans

Will anybody listen to me?
No.



Lesley Scoble    No Vember 2022

Is there a photograph or painting or anything to illustrate this poem?
No.

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