I hope your road is a good one
full of unexpected discoveries,
paths you’re exploring for the first time
where dragons and kind elves mix.
You enter a new environment
a school where you will teach maths
to disadvantaged children, KS 3 and 4,
where you will meet the unlucky ones
who will never access Oxford as you did,
who maybe are not as talented as you are
in painting, music and writing,
or excel in Physics and maths,
or understand Nietzsche’s and Kant’s thoughts.
Moving there is your choice
away from the too caring Italian family
to learn life from scratch, the ‘real’ one
after the university bubble.
Keep Newcastle in your heart and mind,
it will make you rich.