The Poet’s Wife Delivers a Comeuppance

I tried to talk to you, but
words always stood in the way.
I have to write a poem today,
you explained. It’s about trains.
And that was as close as I got.
So it shouldn’t need explaining
that you have to go now, quickly.
Here’s your hat, your empty case,
your one-way ticket.



Jennifer McGowan obtained her MA and PhD from the University of Wales, and despite being disabled has two full collections and two pamphlets published in addition to her journal publications.