Poetry: "Another round, another round again" by Alex Jenkins




You can't get sausage and mash

working

no word of a lie till nine sometimes

ten at Millwall where they don't let

you

sing with twelve percent of the workforce let

go (it's very reasonable) at £4.50

not

to be funny but it doesn't make

it enough to make a difference now does it

now

I'm off next week with the schools

going back the teacher said he

should

be doing better but it's best I don't worry about


the GP though she said I was fit to

work

it out for ourselves but I was on for

two hours yesterday and all I

got

for my trouble was time and a quarter

of what I said to her she heard she said I

hear

what I want to hear and never


Listen.

Tell me -

do you


want to

go

or

go again.







Alex Jenkins (he/him) is a writer and civil servant who lives in London and works on an increasingly cluttered kitchen table. His poetry has been published in Selcouth Station and in Sledgehammer Literary Magazine. He previously studied creative writing and literature at the University of East Anglia and is a failed academic but a successful father. You can find him on Twitter @alexjenkinspoet.