A Journal of Formal & Metrical Verse

Living Next Door to Emily

She said that I was just a kid
and that I shouldn’t;
that she’d been warned against it
and therefore wouldn’t.

At last, when I was not a kid,
she did.
And I was so amazed
I almost couldn’t.

By Martin Parker

Aged twelve Martin Parker wanted to be a poet. Disastrous career planning took him into almost a lifetime in HR and, only recently, into lighter verse. He founded and edits the quarterly light verse webzine at www.lightenup-online.co.uk ,has published two booklets and has a third due this year from HappenStance Press. There is more of him at martin@martinparker-verse.co.uk