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What a lovely piece.
You're right about the melancholy tone. In an increasingly flatpack culture, the verse also suggests a regrettable loss of craft and care.
Cheap they may be, but laminate and MDF make for a sadder world in my opinion.

Nick Asbury

Hi Johnny - thanks for this. I suspect laminate and MDF haven't inspired many poems, although I may be wrong.

"With laminate the kitchen worktop was made..."

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