Networking runs through all our lives
But some link-ups are a surprise
Chance encounters open doors
And don't subscribe to logic laws!
Take Friday – in my role as guide
I took a small group deep inside
The bowels of Brussels to the drains
To explain what happens when it rains!
A cultural trip in many ways
Where rats scamp freely in the maze
Their scaly tails grip grimy walls
Their home-from-home has lethal spores!
With my group one hour I spend
“Can I have your card?” comes at the end;
“You're a guide AND poet! Is that right?”
Which explains my presence here tonight!
(c) Poet in the woods 2016
Introducing myself at the European Poetry and Literature Association conference
poetry reading evening - held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on 29/10 - after meeting them at the Brussels Sewer Museum!