London, city of stress
A rush, a dash, a crowded restaurant
SW8, please, give it a rest.
A shove, a pull, hear the football fans chant.
London, city of fun
A dance, a drink, a bodycon dress
Clapham, watch the joggers run
Pay half a million to live at your address.
London, city of delays
Derail, strikes and signal failures
£200 a month thrown away
Daily, I envy world travellers.
London, city of anxiety
Are they laughing at me?
Brain, as busy as the open sea
Breathe in, breathe out, drink a cuppa tea
Stiff upper lip, don’t let the smile drop
Anxiety, I wish you’d just stop.