…but I hope reading it doesn’t prove a waste of time. I’d be interested to know one thing – whether the you of the poem's “profession” is reasonably obvious. The poem hangs on that, and yet I don’t want to spell it out too blatantly, as the poem also hangs on it not being clear at the beginning. However, if it’s not clear by the end, I’ll be back to the drawing-board.
OK, the poem has now gone, but I'll continue to work on it. There are one or two sections I might touch up a little in the interests of clarity, and a few areas where I might change punctuation. Thanks for reading, while it was here.