LGBT Poet Laureate

Poetry as a Catalyst for Social and Political Change

Dating, Mating & Extricating

Performed at the fabulous LFest in July 2016, with my poems for London Pride.

You’re too aggressive Julia,
In a place that I like sweet
So although I’m very fond of you
I really must retreat.

You’re a people pleaser Audrey,
I prefer a truthful place.
So in terms of trusting you
It will never be the case.

I enjoyed our fling Katarina,
We had a bit of fun.
You seem to think this ‘affair’ will last,
I’m telling you now…we’re done.

I waited for you Linda,
You decided not to try.
You loitered about in Neverland
And let our relationship die.

There’s only one person in your life
And that dear Doretta is you.
So although you’re gorgeous, stylish and fun
I’m afraid to say…we’re through

Sara was a clinging vine
That wrapped around my life.
I found I had to radically prune
Her plan of being my wife.

You struggled to love me Angela
It released a demon within.
I hope you’re in a better place.
Rather, than no win.

One weekend away with Dawn,
Drove me to the brink.
We tried to cover up the cracks,
With sex and drugs and drinks.

Tracey had a terrible temper
Her moods ranged far and wide
I got fed up of wondering if
She’d be Jekyll or Hyde

You were such a terrible lover Bea
The emotional damage was great.
But as a friend, you’re my very best.
All I had to do was wait.