Earth’s Oddities 2020. A poem by Niall Kennedy

This is Major Tom to Ground Control,
I’m staying home today,
And I’m drinking in an accelerating way,
And the kitchen looks just the same, today
For here am I lying ’round doing feck all,
Far from anyone,
Trying to ignore the news,
And I really need more booze.


I’m a PhD student, not a poet by trade. This is a Coronavirus light-hearted take on David Bowie’s classic ‘Space Oddity’ that tries to put the realities of staying home in a humorously honest way.

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