Cup of tea in Marks and Spencer
Second in three years
Last time was with bulging belly
Second in three years

Cup of tea in Marks and Spencer
decades have been and gone
bit like hunting for the carkeys:
how do I not know where I put them?

Cup of tea in Marks and Spencer
reflecting at mid-life
stretchmarks, postcards, laughter lines;
third party, fire and theft.

Cup of tea in Marks and Spencer
rare moment of me, to myself
two children and responsibility – oh?
ebbs and flows, and tidal swells,

crests and dips and peaks and troughs:
nothing I was remotely ready for
cup of tea in Marks and Spencer
five minutes, then on we go