Saturday, 24 May 2014

'On This Day'

On this day when the nation wakes
to the news of its own undoing
and the media, who gave us celebrity politics,
are capering and squealing with delight, absurdly,
I find myself in an over-heated classroom
invigilating History: British Society, GCSE , Foundation,
when, forty minutes in to this ninety minute paper,
a boy with dyed red hair breaks the silence;
and, shifting the bones of his whippet-like arse
in his regulation blue plastic seat,
throws one arm over his tousled curls,
whimpers like a  puppy - and snores.

 Abigail Wyatt

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