Time up

Two minute warning
to alert me
that the train’ll soon
be in

that’s all I want
advisories to advise me
that the wait won’t be overly
lengthy.

But it all takes time
taking the longer view
going home on the central line
and
that’s just how it goes,

only God and southern electric
knows why.

It’s warmish
I’m peckish
a glass of cold beer
and
a ploughman’s lunch
would be good
not that I’d take a ploughman
from his lunch,
we’ve all got to eat.

One day I think they may
succeed
in reloading Tuesday and
make us work twice as long
I hope that I’m wrong
but
I might not be.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.