Dead Poets | Alix Penn

the words of dead men stay dead as I read them,
even as I am told that
they
are
great.
Death becomes us all.
dead men tell more tales than the living, and the living
(when asked)
refer me to the dead.

I was not built for poetry, nor hidden prose.
yet, and yet, it is in dead men
somewhere in their words
where the future lies
(or so I am told)
I read the words of dead men.

 (18/11/14)


Alix is a twenty-something museum professional, nerd and musical theatre connoisseur, who uses her background in disability activism, heritage and academic research to try and cultivate further understanding, engagement and interest in forgotten histories both at work and at play.

She can be found on Twitter at @histortea