A jumper over a pyjama top,
A dog curled over two feet,
A phone to definitely not check to one side,
To the other, a comforting cup of tea.
The satisfaction of seeing other people,
The relief of a moment with camera off,
The extra-curricular activities all virtual,
And the easier preps when the day has been tough.
The email with the link to a video lecture,
The OneNote page with some document,
The text from a friend reminding you of a lesson,
Or paying your hoodie a virtual compliment.
An alarm five minutes before lesson one,
An extra hour in which to sleep,
A shorter, slower, somehow more tiring day,
Which reminds you that it’s at Canford you really want to be.