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“Reading It Wrong”

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And there it says
Right at the top on bold:
“The Den”
I get all excited
Brain goes into football mode.
“Come on you Lions!”
But I quickly realise
It’s just some rubbish
About Foxes.
And I don’t mean
Leicester City.
Sometimes…
I don’t half hate poetry books.

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Notes

(‘The Den’ was the name of a poem in a poetry book I borrowed from the Poetry Library: “Words On A Faded T-Shirt”, by Norman Mailer)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/reading-it-wrong/