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This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 2 Number 2, 1974.

Credences Of A May Morning Simon Curtis

I browse inside our stuffy hall
Through envelopes with tenant's names.
Pharmacy Monthly's come for Paul;
A post-card for Christine from James.

A folded Guardian for the Macks;
For Mrs. Bartok in Flat Three
An O.H.M.S. (rates or tax);
The pools for little 'doc' McGhee.
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