On Being a Benefits Claimant
By way of an introduction from me, a poem I posted on my website recently. Tongue firmly in cheek, but close to the truth for many. Hope you enjoy!
I love playing with words but have always been bashful about writing poetry. My angst-ridden juvenilia is lost but there's a smattering of my work scattered about the internet, though I'd be hard-pressed to remember where. I've also written crime fiction and miscellaneous short stories, regularly solve and occasionally compile cryptic crosswords, and generally have fun with word games. To get over that poetry block I've started a project featuring an original poem every day. You can find it at golgonooza.co.uk