POEM Jonathan Edwards

NWR Issue 116

Poem to His Line Manager

For I pity your children. For the sight of your car
outside the office at eight on a Tuesday morning
makes me feel ill. For I walk past a golf shop
on a Saturday and, with deep happiness, I imagine

swinging a three wood at the window, the bonnet. For Jesus
preached the importance of forgiveness, I know, but he never saw
your particular approach to the performance management review process,
did he? For I have been called the world champion

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Jonathan Edwards’ first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren), received the Costa Poetry Award.


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