Underground Men


By Nik Way

five soldiers stuck in the dark
the tunnel blown by the enemy
they wait for relief for five days
do not weep or talk or move
it makes it easier to ignore death
plucking them like petals

he loves me he loves
me not he loves me
not


Nik writes, acts and directs. He has been known to shave his head for a part and undress during poetry readings. In 2013 he was shortlisted to be the Young Poet Laureate of London. Broadway Baby described his play Last Supper as “thought-provoking and poignant.” He tweets from @NikWay.