quothing spenser the faerie queene

I didn’t dislike the man

though he was fond

of looking down his nose at us

the Ranters on a Saturday night

reading our shit to each other

he taught English lit

had spent his years at Uni

some posh high end one

poncing around quothing spenser

the faerie queene

he loved correcting our low life work

& we humoured him let him be

because he had nothing to say

oh he a had a parcel of words alright

lacy rhymes could spout but the man

could not lay down a true line

which was the funny thing

of the whole situation

he was getting paid for the work

& we couldn’t get a word printed

even pick up a dull dime