it's hard to think on your own

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

it’s hard to think on your own


think back to the other day

when she asked:


what’s the opposite  

of a pufferfish?


& instead of butt-cheek,

sponge, or sea-slug


you shouted:

my name’s not Dave.


consider how this could relate

to other things like yourself,


how you want to write poems

but don’t know what to feed them.

Shaun Hill has shared his words with huddles of humans across the country, reading in beds, bars, and festivals like UK Young Artists' Takeover 2019. He is a Young Poet with Birmingham Hippodrome and runs a monthly workshop at the city's Buddhist Centre. Find on Instagram @warmbloodedthing.