“She would die or him, despite the fact he would arrive late at her funeral, if at all” – Nick Lovell
She would try for him, despite the fact he clearly wasn’t interested, or even very tall,
She would lie for him, despite the fact he would be the first to shout ‘Perjury!’ at her trial, if called,
She would buy for him, despite the fact he would ignore her beautifully wrapped gift of John Lewis smalls,
She would sigh for him, despite the fact he couldn’t hear her slow exhalations of air through the bathroom stall,
She would cry for him, despite the fact he would ignore her gin-soaked prone form propped against ns the kitchen wall.
The inspiration for this – whatever it is – came from the one line quoted at the top from Swindon based poet Nick Lovell.
Nick Lovell is a part time van driver, full time romantic, half arsed anarchist, eternal optimist and sometime poet. He currently holds 4 poetry slam titles from Nantwich to Hereford and enjoys writing for both page and performance!