Down the pub

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The old guys in the corner pretending 

to still be boys despite the pot bellies

And xenophobia respond best to 'usual'?

They push the dominoes around the bored

look out the winder and count the hijabs.

Make sexist and racist remarks to nobody

In particular except when Mr Patel is near.

They like Pritti Patel for different reasons.

On certain days, when they have money,

They go into the bookies, bets on politics

Such as 3/1 on JRM to be next Tory leader

Or 1250/1 on an alien becoming the first     

Gender neutral  PM before the year 2050.

Passes the time and gives rise to a regular  

Consumption of large amounts of

Processed meats of variable quality. 

Thus the afternoon drains into evening

The early-doors boys go home

To tinned lager and cross words,

The rest stare at Sky Sports and count coins.




◄ Soldier of fortune

Blues ►


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Hazel ettridge

Tue 12th Mar 2019 15:44

My own fence is very comfortable from years of usage.

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John Marks

Tue 12th Mar 2019 09:52

Aye 'appen Hazel!

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Hazel ettridge

Tue 12th Mar 2019 09:48

Life on the fence?

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Don Matthews

Tue 12th Mar 2019 07:30

I like this John. Not living there I'm sure this is how many there exist.

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