I’m not handing you presents and a cup of tea
I’m not asking if you need anything.
I’m not going to sit down with you for a while
and listen to your bad jokes and pretend to smile.
We’re not going to spend the day trying not to argue
All for the benefit of national-days-dedicated-to-you.
We’re not going to hug and laugh and take a selfie
and we’re not going to sit down to Sunday tea.
I’m not going to do any of this for you
because you’re not here to give the gifts to.