A poem by Tom Wiggins


A friend once said,
‘You won’t find a girl
with a sounder mind
than in a bookshop.’

So I started at G,
leafing through books
and drawing some sense
from the space that they left.

It may have been restlessness
that took me to M
via “L”
so soon,

but I paced the isle
right up to V and back,
one single hand in
the insignificant other.
Tom Wiggins is a 26 year-old poet from Gloucestershire. He has a short story published in Broo, an Edinburgh anthology. He writes on the subject of film, music and poetry here and tweets @thewigginsboy