This poem was submitted by Russel Price. Russel is 60 years old and works at Stepping Hill Hospital. Russel began writing poetry in the 1990s, but started again in 2011 when creating poems for colleagues and as birthday gifts. Around this time, Russel compiled many works, a few of which were self-published in a small book and read at the Stockport Giant Frog Auction in 2019.
Russel said: “When the first lockdown started it gave me time to reflect and I spent many evenings in my back garden writing a variety of poems”.