taking stock

LIght verse: ‘stock count’

Jar of marmite & assorted stock cubes on kitchen shelf
Tidying up the kitchen shelves reminded me of this verse I wrote for a friend who works in retail:

stock count

Oxo comes first,
with Bovril second on the list;
Maggi makes three; then Knorr,
that’s four. Marmite, of course –
that can’t be missed.
Now, is there a sixth?
aah… Bisto!

In fact, many of these aren’t actually kept in my (mainly vegetarian) kitchen, while there does appear to have been Avecrem – which I totally forgot to mention – on the shelf when I took the photo. It’s probably a good thing I’m not required to do stock control in my work.

Author: don't confuse the narrator

Exploring the boundary between writer and narrator through first person poetry, prose and opinion

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