Poems of the Week


by Stephen Gold

“UK shoppers could face tea shortages due to trade route disruptions”
The Guardian

It’s breakfast-time apocalypse!
We may run out of PG Tips
(A brew, dear friends across the Pond,
Of which we Brits are awfully fond).

As Houthi missiles rocket up,
We sigh and drain the bitter cup,
For if our tea should go to pot,
We’d be in the most dreadful spot.

Here’s the question that arises,
As we face this hellish crisis
(No, it’s not to do with Yemen):
Which is better, milk or lemon?