shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Stephen Bone's Stickleback pamphlet was published by Hedgehog Press in 2021.
Most recent poems have appeared in Obsessed with Pipework, Snakeskin and The Spectator.

Stephen Bone


Suitably Dressed

Not the black,
early on you said no black,

not too the grey three piece
or the Harris tweed, never you,

but the light blue linen,
your last written down request,
the one like a piece

of tailored optimism you'd wear
to every sun bright occasion.