“Attorneys study every letter;
in smoke and stench they hone their stings” – Osip Mandelstam
My desk is a paper armoury:
the keys clink like a chain lifting ordnance
into my keyboard
but there is no boom
my broadside is
just a swoosh.
I am a hired gun for different faces,
a professional chameleon.
I’ll name the price for you to become
my temporary enemy.
A. M. Walsh is a poet and lawyer who lives in York, UK and started writing poetry in 2018. He has been published in the web magazines Chaleur and Royal Rose and has work forthcoming with Drunk Monkeys. He is presently working towards publishing a pamphlet.