“Writers Sought!” the small advert said
For what exactly, was left undeclared
Is it for menus, love letters, or bankable checks?
Or twitter, or tattoos, or good old phone texts
“Writers Sought!” was what it did say
And where exactly? Do tell us, I pray
Prison or Facebook, where there are big walls;
Restrooms or park benches, or in dining halls
“Writers Sought!” was all it proclaimed
But did not quite say, what drove them away
Is the pay that poor that they must be sought?
Or are your sights so poor? Because I see lots
Of hand writing, phone writing, but hardly right things
Song writing, blog-writing, or just commenting
Real ranting, twit-fighting, govern-ment-bashing
Too busy for miserly “Writers Sought!” things
© Chukwudi Adepoju 1st May 2014.