More Pointless Questions

More Pointless Questions

 

Goldfish

goldfish

which glass do you

prefer?

A bowl of glass

or a pond that ripples

when the winds pass?

 

Little bird

little bird

which do you prefer?

A house of wires

or a branch

that’s a stage

for feathered choirs?

 

Red rose

red rose

which do you prefer?

A vase once used

to contain dry flowers

or a patch of ground

blooming with briars?

 

Putting such questions

to a goldfish

or a bird

or a rose

is pointless I suppose.

 

© John Agard from The Rainmaker Danced (Hodder, 2017)