It seemed everybody and their sister
had become a property developer – building a couple of houses.
Incorrect, said our financial planner
only every second person was,
but they were banging up four.
Try getting a tradesman,
better luck phoning NASA
and bumming a ride on the space shuttle.
The odd – very odd, one that came
quoted extravagantly – think of a figure add 35%
if they’re desperate,
or dumb enough.
He lived nearby
said he could call round
in the break
between Christmas and New Year – yeah right.
And he did.
Small, mild mannered and softly spoken
apart from the sun creasing
he could have been a clergyman in holiday wear.
A character home
distinctive features, looking to preserve and enhance
A toothpaste advert smile
“ you can have whatever you want .… to pay for.”
I liked him.