iPod

Ashley McGreary is in the first year of her combined honours degree in Creative Writing and English.

It's a prophet in the palm, crooning

the soundtrack of your life.

It's a fickle politician, orating

plagiarised words.

It's a lover and a therapist,

a candy symphonic ecstasy

and a cold placebo remedy.

It's a clock, tolling the years in rhyme;

sing to sin on Monday

and playback salvation for the weekend.

It's a world of hope and heartbreak, so

spin the wheel and try your fortune.