Old Fred

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They know what he drinks

and that he likes it in a glass with a handle.


They know he never comes in on Tuesdays.


They know where he sits,

and how all of his stories

have changed over the years.


They know his kids and grandkids,

although they’ve never met,

and on the day that he doesn’t show up

they know who to call.



(Originally published in the anthology 'Half Moon: Poems About Pubs', Otley Word Feast Press 2016)



Photo by Oz Hardwick


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Joe Williams

Tue 14th Feb 2017 13:20

Thanks Steve!

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steve pottinger

Tue 14th Feb 2017 07:37

I really enjoyed this when I read it in the OWF anthology, Joe, and I'm glad you've shared it here too.

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