I read a whole novel this morning,
An hour before heading in.
I did all the dishes from breakfast,
You hoovered and I did the bin.
The walk from the meeting was freezing,
But I’d bought new gloves last time you came,
Two people who knew me from James Joyce alone,
Asked me about changing my name.
I’m finding it strange to be calm now,
My body’s not quite sure it’s true.
But books still surprise me and gloves are still warm,
There’s dry forks and filled forms, and you.
By Levi J. Richards (he/they)
This poem is inspired by ‘The Orange’ by Wendy Cope. To see more of Levi’s creative work, check out @doorajarcomics on instagram.