(with thanks to Edwin Morgan)
What I love about chips is the salt
What I hate about cats is the boredom
What I love about cats is their honesty
What I hate about England is its ego
What I love about Liverpool is its chirp
What I hate about margarine is its gleam
What I love about Thursdays is Friday
What I hate about Mondays is Monday
What I love about you is your muscly arms
What I hate about him is his ham face
What I love about love is its warm skin
that accepts my cold feet.
Charlotte Oliver lives by the sea in Scarborough, England. She was the commissioned poet for BBC Radio York’s Make a Difference campaign and has poems published in Spelt, Dream Catcher, Pendemic, Ice Floe Press, Cold Moon Journal, Poetry and Covid, Neuro Logical, One Hand Clapping, Poetry Pea Journal and Not4UCollective.