Keen to impress his colleagues,
Simon made a delicious batch of sourdough bread.
With each mouthful, everyone warmed to him.
They started giving him funny nicknames
like BREAD MAN and CRUMB KING and
STOP TRYING TO BRIBE ME AND GET BETTER
AT YOUR JOB YOU FUCK.
© Carl Burkitt 2019
This poem is part of a challenge for National Poetry Writing Month 2019 – a poem a day celebrating an interesting US national day.