Jessica Matthews (Commended)
Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Campus
Your anchor, boxed in by a screen My copywriter gives me miscues
Busy with her work, always work Talks like a tabloid, sings like a jingle
Coming home to you late and live I find her on page 3 without me
You wonder if a weather girl And though I’d like to give her feedback
Might have been easier to live with Somehow we’re still exclusive.
I show you a little human interest
Together we make our body copy
Across the centre spread to the deadline
Until Ofcom sensors our crass captions
The pips play us out.
Of course all of this is off the record? Time to go back to hard facts
We crossfaded, reduced our bandwidth You and her, me and you, me and she
To one track, you and me Our drive time’s over, we’re too busy
It’s fun for an ad break I’ll give you one last sound bite
But we don’t live like folks on tv. That was the news, thank you and goodnight.
© Jessica Matthews, 2014