infrequently heard as descriptor before
and never since.
I was on the curve of age where everywhere,
everyone was older – work no different.
Perhaps it was colloquialism briefly lived –
never becoming fashion –
carbon dating specific time, before my time.
I saw it and showed him –
the colleague with whom I felt most comfortable
and ally against conceit – and almost fifth columnist.
alone – no eavesdropping or witness
openness able to be open.
‘ we seek …..’
No Bluff. No strategy. The truth – self-preservation,
“ it’s easier to get a job with a job –
now could be finite … this is permanent …..
what do you think? ”
Anticipation considered enquiry superfluous
had prefigured encouragement,
an offer of assistance with marketing.
“ I think that’s really peachy.
Chilly and Bryan give a young guy a chance,
and you scarper at the first opportunity . …”