This poem — now [23 November] in its second draft — is toward introducing the poem 'The Arts Manager' as one of my open mic contributions for Amnesty International Worcester Group's Human Rights Day Poetry presentation, a Zoom event for the evening of Thursday, 10 December 2020.
In Praise of Human Potential
While Zen Buddhists pose the question:
“What is the sound of one hand clapping?”
I propose an image for you to imagine:
“Imagine a scene that I have witnessed,
Of a spoon-fed woman’s joyousness
Upon being given a musical shaker
That I — as cabaret entertainer —
Had offered for audience participation
At a 'come-all-ye' for adults
With learning difficulties”
Some adjustments are more delightful
Than ‘reasonable,’ and no-one
Is truly ‘ineducable’.