So I finally read in public. That is to say at the Canterbury Poet’s open mike I sat glued to my seat not looking up as I read my two short poems out.  I had rehearsed the day before and never having read my poems out loud I found them quite tricky to read... damn run on, lines and alliteration! Nevertheless I managed it with out fluffing my lines. I shall now build up to looking up and eventually standing up. Since they don’t have a rhyme scheme there is no way I can learn them off by heart. All of which probably says something about my work.