Baby Copesticks by Ian Copestick

Flash Fiction, Ian Copestick, Indie, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

Sometimes when I see young children
Playing in the sun and it’s such a feeling
Of happiness and laughter, I find myself
Wondering what it would have been like
To have a couple of baby Copesticks
Running around, but then I think that
It won’t always be summer and the kids
Won’t always be happy and would I cope ?
Also I believe that you should only bring
Children into the world if you can afford
To raise them. The state shouldn’t have to
Support your family and I’ve never been
In enough financial security to think about
Having dependants. It’s always been me
Depending on others. I also don’t know
If I’d have the mental fortitude to handle
Screaming, teething infants, I don’t think
I would, I loved spending time with
My neices as toddlers, but after a while
I could always give them back.

Bio: Ian Lewis Copestick is a 46 year old writer from Stoke on Trent England.
Although he started writing poetry in 2001, he only started sending them out for publication 8 months ago. In this time he has had over 100 poems and 5 short stories published. He is featured in print anthologies by Alien Buddha Press and Horror Sleaze Trash.
His first book Detritus Of The Drunken Night is OUT NOW, published by Cajun Mutt Press.