Today’s poem for National Poetry week is from the fabulous Laura Mucha! Laura has worked as a face painter, studied flying trapeze, philosophy and psychology, and swam in Antarctica before becoming a lawyer. Now she spends most of her time playing with words. Her poetry has been published in books, magazines and newspapers around the world, and she’s performed on BBC Radio, at festivals and in schools. In 2016, she won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. You can read and listen to Laura’s poetry here.
I Did Not See What He Said He Saw
No witness stands, confirms his claim.
No doctor certifies he’s sane.
Optician – none, his eyesight – poor,
perhaps he might believe he saw
precisely what he says he saw…
But that’s just it – a mere belief:
the mind’s a trickster, joker, thief.
And so, as I have said before,
I did not see what he said he saw.
© Laura Mucha
Thank you for that great poem Laura!