Bert Molsom




Going out

We need to leave
in about an hour.
He wants to get ready now
we are going out.

The cap and the coat,
for him, are vital,
they have to be worn.
If we are going out.

He doesn’t sit
when he’s wearing
the cap and the coat.
We are going out.

He knows how to put on
the cap and the coat
he has to wear.
We are going out.

It has to be this cap
and this coat
when we go out
or else we have to stay.

Then the shoes …



Bert Molsom retired early to become an apprentice poet, fully understanding apprenticeships last a long time! He has been long-listed for the Bridport Prize, won Poetry on Loan 2016 and been Highly Recommended in a number of other competitions.

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