Poem submitted by Simon McKeown
Around me, teapot, milk and sugar,
And there’s my baccy tin, fork (hospital issue),
Mobile ‘phone, books (Ginsberg, Kerouac and Blake),
Yesterday’s paper, sock (worn once),
DVDs and tapes, timesheets,
Bottle of aftershave,
Massive tea mug.
It’s 5.20 a.m. and I’m awake,
Work brewing in my head.