Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 67,452 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Censorship Aside

Poem by Douglas Scotney

Page 104:
Finally a 'fucking'
that's not been almost penned over
by a reader of the library's 'Reservoir 13' before.

I wonder if that censor
had given up reading:
the 'fucking' on 76
the last straw?

From preponderance of sounds 'or',
I wonder if the author
says Jon McGreg-awe?

Topic(s) of this poem: forbidden, name, rhyme, sound

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor. Harper Collins.2017
Surprise at someone blocking out swear-words but not quite well-enough
that you can't read what they are.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2020

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