Wayne Dean-Richards has shared 18 poems for us to publish during 2023. The collection is called It's a Mad World, But Funny. Eventually there will be a free, downloadable PDF of all the poems and a planned A6 compendium too. (Links to all of the poems way down the page.)
fight in an art gallery
we went to an exhibition by John Salt
because his pictures of cars
and no fucking people appealed to me.
there were no fucking people in
Salt’s paintings but
there were a few in the gallery.
up on the second floor was where
the fight broke out: two big men
wearing baseball caps and jeans
laid into each other.
nobody did a thing to stop it
which surprised me
till I realized they thought
it was a staged fight:
a piece of performance art.
“the guy with the blue cap
will win,” I said,
“the other guy’s too slow,
carries his hands too low.”
a fucking critic,” my better half said
which shut me right up.
© Wayne Dean-Richards
The 18 poems comprising Wayne Dean-Richards' IT'S A MAD WORLD BUT FUNNY series are listed below. Outsideleft will be publishing them all throughout 2023. A free downloadable PDF and a limited edition A6 Outsideleft Booklet (for neither profit or loss) of these poems will be available at the end. But not till the end. I am pretty sure that means November...