This is the poem I read out at the first Spider open mic I attended last month. Since then some of the people who were there have been very kind about it, so I’ve added a reading here for everyone to see.
You would not BELIEVE how much harder it is to read a poem to yourself in a room than it is to perform it live to twenty people! Took me four goes to get this right. Still not perfect but it’ll do.
Text is in here if you want to read it rather than listen to me banging on.