Two Poems By Henry Bladon

I Wonder What I Did
As the sharp
sound of breaking glass
pierced my
gin soaked skull,
I wondered what
I had done to make
her hate me so much
that she felt the need
to throw my picture
on the floor and aim
her stiletto at my face.

During the second Merlot
I send written invites
to my neighbours
to come to my garden party

I then realise that
I may have made myself
sound self-important

and that perhaps nobody
will turn up, but if they do
I will be forced to apologise
for my grandiosity.

Henry is a writer, poet and mental health essayist based in Somerset in the UK. He has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Birmingham. His latest poetry collection is “Hotel Multiphobia” published by Impspired Press.

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