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Matt Howard

Apr
2017
Thursday 13th
posted by Jody Porter in Arts

Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter


The Apologist
Matt Howard

Ok, ok, so it’s time for me to talk.
Here? Is this the line where I best hit the mark?

I’ll need a lectern, somewhere to rest the hands –
of course I’ll relay the lesson learned, I understand

all the hurt caused; and a glass of still water,
something to hold, to allow some small gesture,

if you please. I’ll open being contrite
but stick to the agenda, be forthright –

yes, yes I’m the offender
but point to the future, remember

that above all; what else can I say?
Thanks for watching, good night, God bless. Ok?



Matt Howard lives in Norwich where he works for the RSPB. He is also a steering group member of New Networks for Nature, an eco-organisation that asserts the central importance of landscape and nature in our cultural life. His debut pamphlet, The Organ Box, is published by Eyewear.

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