Monday, 30 May 1977

My Uncle said

My uncle said
that when I grow older
I will be known as a man.

But I know that
this is not true.

I will actually be known
as a statistical point
in an opinion poll

a number on a 
National Insurance card

a figure in the phone directory

and a fringe majority 
in the general election.

Whether I have 
learnt to count
or not.

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