Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Drummer

He claimed to be a drummer
just a drummer

though we couldn’t help but notice
the sticks in his hands, the obscenity

the way he’d stare, stare
ahead as he drummed

disturbing with his drums
his drumming the neighbourhood

stirring things up, things
best left unstirred, yes

at times directly polemical
this this this this drummer.

We could break his hands
and we did break them.

Geoff Hattersley


  1. At least four FNB were present that night - maybe five!

  2. Ahh I remember it well.