Sit down, Dave, I’ve got some news.
I have to be careful what words I choose.
It’s tempting to say your contract’s expired
But that’s not the way to tell you you’re fired.
I could say, ‘Journo in job loss shocker!’
But if I did, I’d be off my rocker.
Neil Laurenson has had poems published in the following magazines: Brittle Star; Garbaj; Here Comes Everyone; Krax; Never Bury Poetry; Poetic Licence. I have also had a poem published in ‘Reverie’ – an anthology of poems selected by George Szirtes. My poem ‘Free Admission’ was a winning entry in this year’s Inspired By My Museum International Poetry Competition. I regularly read my poetry at Worcester SpeakEasy and I read at this year’s Wenlock Poetry Festival and Ledbury Poetry Festival.