Poetry

Max Ryan: Old Guys

Old Guys   get to the club every evening early with wives called Betty, Flo or Shirley   order the mixed roast with chips and a pavlova take it back to the table like they’re in clover   always wear their trousers way too high still like to say I’ve got to fly   sometimes have a piece of one ear missing play with the past and call it reminiscing   always miss a loop on their belt band like their sandwiches closed and their spaghetti canned   always look sad when they’re on their own get there too late…

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