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National Poetry Day Oct 07

Nick has been encouraging poetry on blogs today. Spurred on by hearing John Hegley at the Edinburgh Fringe, I have written something especially. This is inspired by the pain at the end of the ring finger on my right hand. It’s called

The pain at the end of the ring finger on my right hand

My finger is hurting
It started post-election
Maybe too much knocking up
Has caused the infection
Now I’ve got a precription

The doctor says I
Shouldn’t bite my nails
And the treatment entails
Taking one pill in
Six hour blocks of

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