Fat Tuesday

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

After talking about going to sea,
after drinking with a butcher and a violin,
after bacon, capons and fritters,
after singing and drinking,
after a dance or two with my lord,
soberly and without fear
I lay awake.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 6 March 1659/60.

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