“Take you head out of that book
and come in here and watch Netflix with us.
I’m fed up with you wasting your time reading.”
“I have the right to read”.
“See, there you are with your empty head
full of drivel.
There’s a lot more education in Love Island
than in your Pride & Prejudice.
It’s time you took in more love than that high falutin sex
in carriages and grand houses.”
“I want to learn to read.”
“Tis how to slouch proper on a sofa you need young lady.”
“Why do I have to watch all those stupid serials on Amazon Prime?”
“Because it’s good preparation for life. Imagine what sort of a life you’d have
if you did nothing but read. You’d be company for no one.”
“But I love books.”
“Will you cop yourself on child.
Disney Plus is the future.
Reading is for writers.
Television is for interesting people.”
“Like you Mam?”
“Why not. At least it got me a couch … “