After your tea of cauliflower cheese
We count out blueberries
You say “that’s eight blueberries”
I say “it’s five” and we both laugh
And share a banana
And a muffin with fluorescent pink cherries
That i’m sure are not good for you
And have hugs on the sofa
I read you bedtime stories after your bath and
While you sleep I wonder where
We will end up and whether my plans will
Bear fruit after the news of this
Comprehensive spending review?
I can’t sleep.