#2,591 Party Lies

Mike Bell/ January 8, 2023/ www.mikebellpoems.com

She’s another mortar-whore
was an explanation – a brick
– loved by plasterers
& carpenters – her neighbour
hates her
[still] – I sauntered
between other topics – Brexit
& racists – dull local trades – I
poured out red wine [to allay
my traces of faded dis-like] &
took from my smudged glass
in my hand enough to cope –
reports of another narcissist
developing low margins – My
fellow guests also quaffed as
easy gossip was unloaded by
slur of voices at our shebang
in that cold [overhauled] gaff

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