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.