To Mr W.S., from his agent
The sonnets were a flop. But plagues are over.
Go back to plays again! Don’t be cast down.
Plots aren’t your strength. Steal one! A fight, a murder.
And this time, please, a good part for the clown.
Alison Brackenbury’s seventh collection is
Singing in the Dark,
Carcanet, 2008. New poems can be read at her website,
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