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

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

only God and southern electric
knows why.

It’s warmish
I’m peckish
a glass of cold beer
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
in reloading Tuesday and
make us work twice as long
I hope that I’m wrong
I might not be.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.