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Malcolm Gregory

I Prefer Winter

As the winter nights draw in
I’m happy.
I listen to birds sing
Watch my TV and listen to
A fire engine going off.

I wake at 7
Have a cup of coffee and a shave
And an injection at a quarter to 8.

I don’t sweat as much in the cold.
On winters mornings I go to work at Oxfam menswear
With my coat open.

I used to work unloading frozen meat.


Malcolm also started writing poems with us at George Williams Supported Housing Project and wrote many poems during the writing course.