HERE’S TO THE NEXT TIME

13 Oct

Here’s to the next time
I hate endings
Lighting a fag after a meal
Extends the pleasure
Stops it from ending too soon
Chewing gum doesn’t have the same effect
But it’s better for your teeth.
Here’s to the next time
Henry Hall’s Guest night
I don’t remember much about it
Except the beginning
“This is Henry Hall
And tonight IS my guest night”
Even then I thought it was a curious inflection.
Here’s to the Next time
Always made me cry
I don’t want to wait until the next time
I want it to go on being this time
I still feel tearful when I hear it
I suppose it’s just
Because I hate endings
Oh well
Here’s to the Next time

Aline Waites June 2008

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Nigel Leach

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