Please don’t fund my art

Please don’t fund my art

Benefactress, retired actress,
Please don’t fund my art.
Upper crust, Prince’s Trust,
Please don’t fund my art.

I’ve a pen and I’ve a pencil,
I’ve some spray-paint and a stencil;
Arts Council England, would you
Please not fund my art?

Family, friends, dividends,
Please don’t fund my art.
Perishing uncle in New Zealand,
Please don’t fund my art.

I’d hate to owe you any fealty
For my food or for my realty,
Poetry Book Society, would you
Please not fund my art?

Highland Toffee, Costa Coffee,
Please don’t fund my art.
Transport for London,
Please don’t fund my art.

I’ve no harness for my hobby,
I’ve no beat and I’ve no bobby,
Deborah Meaden, would you
Please not fund my art?

Appears in:
Mistaken for art or rubbish [2013]

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