AND DEL BOY FALLS THROUGH THE BAR
THEN EVERYONE LAUGHS.
THE SHERRY GLASSES ARE SLOWLY RAISED
AND SOMEONE DECREES THAT IT GETS FUNNIER EVERY TIME.
ONE OF THOSE UNCLES YOU PICK UP THROUGH CHILDHOOD
NO REAL RELATION
AN OLD DRINKING PARTNER OF THE OLDS
THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO RESPECT
EVEN WHEN THEY CRASH AT YOUR HOUSE
AND GET OUT OF THEIR HEADS ON ADVOCAAT.
PEOPLE WHO DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE QUEEN
MAKE YOU HUSH UP DURING HER SPEECH
START SLURRING RULE BRITAINNIA
AND TALKING ABOUT PAST WARS THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF.
‘YOU WANT TO HAVE MORE RESPECT, YOUNG MAN.’
YEAH AND YOU WANNA GIVE THE TENTH GIN A MISS ‘AUNTIE’.
WATCH THE CLOCK
DISAPPEAR TO THE SANCTUARY OF AN EMPTY ROOM
DRIFT OFF INTO UNCOMFORTABLE AFTERNOON SLEEP.
RETURN DOWNSTAIRS LATER
TO A COVEN OF WRINKLY DRUNKS
WATCHING THE HUNDRED BEST COMEDY MOMENTS.
AGAIN.
AGAIN.
THEY HUSH EVERYONE UP AS THE COUNTDON HITS NUMBER ONE.
AND DEL BOY FALLS THROUGH THE BAR
THEN EVERYONE LAUGHS.