It’s Not Too Hard

by Siddiq Islam

Editor’s note: You can listen to Siddiq’s song reposted on The Poor Print’s SoundCloud page, or by following this link.

It’s not too hard
It isn’t difficult to figure out what you’re thinking
I can tell from your arms and your hips and the rate of your blinking
The twitch in your fingertips and all the clues that I’m linking
It’s not too hard

[Verse 1]
And when you’re talking
The dictionary definitions are the same but all the words are drooping downwards
And when we’re walking
We step the same but autumn breezes whisper, ‘Why’s that gap between become so large?’
And the answer’s not too hard


[Verse 2]
And when you’re silent
I can hear the pitter patter of indifference hit the vacant mantelpiece
It’s so unviolent
But the signals are blaring louder than a Weezer concert in a lightning storm
Even our oven isn’t warm


The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford, written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff. New issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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