I’m ok you’re ok

I’m ok you’re ok
stood by the water cooler
I’m ok you’re not ok
it’s slowly running colder
we’ll do this together
for the rest of our lives
stood by the water cooler
saying alright mate
one hundred times a day
that line is growing older
drop by drop
with nout else to say
stood by the water cooler
Joe O’Rourke is a Manchester-based artist whose practice involves both painting and poetry. In his studio he is currently working on combining the two together. Recent exhibitions include the John Moores Painting Prize 2018. See more of Joe’s work on Instagram (@joeor_) and on his website.

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