The Ministry

Five poems

You started working at the ministry in 1972. Now your days are filled with hitting your boss’ targets, early morning commutes on the metro, and kneading your gippy leg.

So treat yourself to a bacon butty, just ignore the Jehovah’s witnesses who pamphlet at the metro station, and pull up a swivel chair. You’re at the ministry now.

Born from an unlikely source of inspiration, The Ministry is Jonny Aldridge’s second collection of poetry, written during his time as a civil servant in Newcastle upon Tyne.