Diana

I proposed in the pub

with the beer he likes.

 

Tore a strip from my notebook.

It was cheap and to hand

 

when he went to buy a drink. I folded a circle;

the rip was barely visible I made it so neat.

 

He took it off. Thought it was a joke.

The paper wouldn’t stand the rain

 

as we sobered up

waiting for the bus.

 

©Lydia Allison 2016

Foxglove Journal

I proposed in the pub

with the beer he likes.

Tore a strip from my notebook.

It was cheap and to hand

when he went to buy a drink. I folded a circle;

the rip was barely visible I made it so neat.

He took it off. Thought it was a joke.

The paper wouldn’t stand the rain

as we sobered up

waiting for the bus.

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Lydia Allison is a Sheffield-born poet whose current writing stems from a love of weddings and wonky romances. She is a member of Writing Squad 8 and has appeared a number of times both online and in print, including two of Pankhearst’s Slim Volumes (This Body I Live In and No Love Lost). She enjoys a range of modern and contemporary writers, particularly female American poets. Her other favourite things in life are the Yorkshire countryside and cake for breakfast. Follow her…

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