Two Poems By Sarah L Dixon

Theorem in Chemistry

In dreams being a genius is easy
I swam the channel, ran a marathon,
I wrote a Theorem in Chemistry.

My art filled The Tate, The Louvre, The Lowry,
starting waves of Dixon reproduction.
In dreams being a genius is easy.

I came first in the Silverstone Grand Prix,
not on the rubber-keyed ZX Spectrum,
I wrote a Theorem in Chemistry.

I met them, now they’ll never forget me,
Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Paul Newman.
In dreams being a genius is easy.

I went to places Palin’s never been,
Met animals Attenborough missed and then
I wrote a Theorem in Chemistry.

Typed a book like Ken Kesey, Harper Lee,
pencilled the new Roald Dahl’s illustrations.
In dreams being a genius is easy.

Drew drafts for a shuttle to Venus,
met aliens, climbed mountains, conquered the sun.
I wrote a Theorem in Chemistry.

I wrote THE POEM definitively
baffled critics when I won the Arvon.
In dreams being a genius is easy.
I wrote a Theorem in Chemistry.
This Wet Wednesday 
 
This wet Wednesday 
a bus driver’s grudge 
 
This wet Wednesday 
lifts an errant wave 
from four day puddles, 
drenches my heavy trudge 
 
This wet Wednesday. 

Sarah L Dixon is based in a Huddersfield (UK) valley. She has had recent acceptances for ‘Spelt’, ‘The Journal’,‘ Prole’ and ‘Rialto’. Her books are ‘The sky is cracked’ (Half Moon Press, 2017), ‘Adding wax patterns to Wednesday’ (Three Drops Press, 2018) and ‘Aardvark Wisdom’ (Kazvina Press, 2021). Sarah’s inspiration comes from beer gardens, being by/in water and towpath and moor adventures with her son, Frank (11).
www.thequietcompere.co.uk

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