Waitrose produced
                 a cheese-stick

from Morrison’s
                ham and cheese

Banana Republic
                eats chippings of biltong

Tesco cries
    “I got Twix” and holds up
     a packet of Walkers

H+M
       forks leftover chicken (à la King)
       from a Tupperware

M & S
         is eating pre-sliced apples from a palm-sized packet

Tesco
         is now eating a carrot stick

Waitrose
             has finished off two fairy cakes
             (from a blue Tupperware)

Banana Republic
                        is eating Waitrose kettle-fried crisps

Waitrose
             is now on to a nectarine   

M & S and H+M pass between themselves a
                        foil-lined packet of prawn cocktail crisps

School children have been out in full force on end-of-term outings over the last week or so. One sunny midday, while sitting in my local park hoping for inspiration in tranquillity and sunshine, I was joined by a chatter of youngsters who sat down with their packed lunches. The identifying names in the poem are derived from the packets out of which some of the children drew their sandwiches, fruit and other morsels.


You can read more of my poetry in my first published volume, SHINING IN BRIGHTNESS.
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