James lilley

two poems


Lonely Room

No one came to the changing room
when I was defeated
they didn’t want to
see my swollen face or shattered ego
to ashamed to show them
I was crying while
they stitched my eye.


I stopped selling
and just use now instead
makes it easier to keep track
and get lost
without worrying about numbers
I was never any good at maths anyway.

13 February, 2021

James Lilley from Swansea, Wales is a father of three who works as engineer. He has had work published in numerous publications since first submitting in August 2020. Won Versifications Punk of the Year 2020 and has poetry book The Blue Hour due for publication by Close To The Bone in Jan'21. He his a retired professional boxer and active MMA and BKB fighter.