Poems of the Week

The Vale of Tiers

by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

The English three-tier system starts off-key:
High’s medium, and Medium is low,
Enabling Very High to be Tier Three—
Variety’s the spice of Covid woe!
All Tier-Three pubs are closed throughout the day.
Last orders in Tier One are called at ten,
Ensuring tipsy throngs form right away
Outside the pub to spread Corona then.
For all three tiers, you still have Rule of Six,
Though it means different things in different tiers:
In Two, indoors, you’re not allowed to mix
Except… oh, I forget, just drink your beers!
Restock home cellars weekly. Don’t run dry—
Some day this vale of tiers shall too pass by!