Milkman’s Tune

Andrew Button


Like a jukebox call,

stirred from soundless dreams,

they awake to his whistle

and milk bottle chorus.

His tunes thrown like Frisbees,

echoed by radios in kitchens,

occupants in cars to work,

earphones on buses,

office floor renditions,

are caught by consumers

taking CDs to cash desks

or downloading tracks

for pop stars to collect

their gold and platinum discs.

From Market Bosworth, Andrew Button has had poems published in various magazines including Orbis, Staple, The Interpreter’s House, Iota and Ink, Sweat and Tears. His pamphlet, Dry Days in Wet Towns, was published in 2016 and a first full collection, Melted Cheese on the Cosmic Pizza, in 2017 by erbacce Press.