Excerpt from 'Nice Cup of Tea'
Then to The Retro Bar, George Court off The Strand
for a final cup of tea
Sitting together in the black two-seater sofa
in the late afternoon as a welcome cool breeze
came through the open front door
It’s here I once thought I’d met the love of my life
Only to see him in Sainsbury’s with two kids and a wife
This other guy then told me he loved me, sure he was handsome and kind
And I liked what I saw in his boxers and not just in his mind
But I was in love with another. Oh where do I start … ?
He had me painting portraits of him at the Slade School of Art
I thought ‘This is it! Until death us do part’
But catching him all over another ripped shreds out my heart
Felt strange being here not chatting up some bloke
Eyeing up talent whilst out for a smoke
Bet the barman thought I was having a joke
When I asked for tea not my usual whiskey and coke
Me stone cold sober not passed out on the floor
Were those days now over and a new me in store?
The barman remarked,
‘He’s a keeper, you’ll see’
Did he have foresight? Had he read the leaves in our tea?
Yes he must have been psychic in the forces greater
As I’m now engaged to Alex my sidekick eleven years later