bashful writer

The Bashful writer

 

He had been into a bookshop a few weeks ago

had asked the manager if he could place his books there,

yes, that was ok just bring me the books the manager said.

When he had asked the shop was empty, now it was full

of people and he was too shy and nervous, waited outside

for the shop to be empty.

He was a man of little self-confidence perhaps his work

was not good enough to be sold, he had been refused

so often when sending a manuscript through the net.

In a café, he had a glass of red wine to lessen his anxiety,

it helped, but the bookshop was closed for lunch when

he came back, he had lunch came back but the shop

decided it didn`t want more English written work,

“Come back in January,” the shopkeeper said.

He took the bus home knowing well he would not come

back for more humiliations.

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Comments

poemagraphic

Mon 17th Dec 2018 22:42

takes a poet to fully get it ;)

Loved this Jan

Po

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