Rebecca Fulleylove is watching Tom & Jerry


They sat on the left side
of the sofa. They didn’t sit
on that side normally.

They watched Tom and Jerry,
their hands resting next
to each other. His finger tip
brushed her wrist.

Their hearts twitched like tired
eyes. They ignored it.        

She got up to make tea.
His eyes quietly followed her
out of the room.

He looked back
at the television to see
Tom run into an ironing board.

* Rebecca Fulleylove says “I'm a third year creative writing student at Norwich University College of the Arts and will be graduating this summer. There's not much else to say about me at the moment really, so I'll just let you read the poem.”

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