Early morning indigestion
Students fully of germs and bugs
Too much work and brain fug
Wake up feeling dreadful
First cold of the season
Grateful it is weekend
And I don’t have to pretend or reason
With unruly students, pesky pests,
Procrastinators, sharp-cornered desks
Eager beavers and teacher pleasers.
Sat in bed instead with TV and Maltesers.
Pass the tissues, please. XXX
©Alison Jean Hankinson
Fire burns at back of throat
I’ve got the lot