So I didn't. This blog was born. And now I've written the poem, and did it at last week's reading.
UPDATE AUGUST 2009 -- It looks as though the poem is going to be published! More info (and a link, I hope) as soon as this, fingers crossed, happens.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2009 -- My poem, 'Magritte and Maman', has indeed been published! It is in the Oct-Nov-Dec 2009 issue of Mslexia magazine, chosen by guest editor Patience Agbabi. The poem is not available on line, but here is what Ms Agbabi said about it in her introduction:
There’s a real edge to ‘Magritte and Maman,’ a quirky take on the artist Magritte’s ‘Ceci n’est pas’ series in which there is a distinction made between the actual thing and its depiction. The poem makes no such distinction, instead displaying a flamboyant feminism and a nascent sexuality: ‘And the gap in the front of her bathrobe, too –/like a door left ajar….’See, I told you I write about sex!