I’m sorry I’m going to miss your lecture next week,
I found out I’m pregnant and I’m going to seek
a quick termination. My friend says it’s quite sore …
She chews on her bottom lip and gazes at the floor.
Anyway, she carries on, I wanted you to know
that my absence isn’t because I’m a lazy no-show.
She pauses, takes another quick breath and then asks,
Can you recommend some reading so I can keep up with the tasks
and the content you’re covering that day?
Of course, read chapter seven from Chavs whilst you’re away.
Thanks, she grins at you, I’ve started that book,
I’ll just keep on reading and then take a look
at the notes and the lecture slides you’ve posted online.
If you do all of that then you should be fine.