Daytime by

In the morning with the tide I rise
and set off against its ebb and scrape

On the other side of this great town
work wears me out but don’t grind me down

And fresh each eve my return is glad
buoyed by this home we make

Aside the river still in tide
that fills my toothy smile so great

O sweet home and life swims by
so happy in London’s’ lung

Each day too early up I get
and break stride with the millions

A swift year this has sped me by
now chomping my mind wonders

How can I check this time’s not wasted
this promise that offers so much