Today: A Poem Inspired by Matt Haig

Disclaimer: If you choose to purchase, via the link to Amazon, the book associated with this poem, I will receive a commission – at no cost to yourself.

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Today, as I await my special breakfast, my special for-being-a-mother breakfast,

I will read all of the books I bought yesterday –

well, perhaps just one of the four, but not


I’ve finished reading the book I bought last month, the short read that I’m still

reading, and that not until I’ve checked my emails, and


I check my emails, I just need to check out whether I’m really related to all the

Deveys in Pattingham, or

not, and in between that, in between the checking, I must take a quick look at my

blog, and check the stats, which – are low – therefore,


getting on with reading Matt Haig, it must be time, I feel, to write another quick

poem, and

here it is, but


I publish it, I just need to check out Pixabay for a picture to marry up with


with this, my poem, and

the product of my own little bit of this ‘nervous planet’.


Copyright owned by Jay Cool, March 2019



Inspired by two thirds of Matt Haig’s book, ‘Notes on a Nervous Planet’, which can be purchased by clicking through to Amazon via the image below. Disclaimer: If you make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no cost to yourself.


Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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