Charlie’s a hail-fellow-well-met.
Charlie’s a true gentleman, they say.
He’d give you the shirt off his back, would Charlie.
Charlie looks like a movie star.
Charlie wears made-to-measure suits.
He’d drive a top-of-the-range car, would Charlie.
Charlie’s always good for a pint, or two.
Charlie’s surely up for a laugh, or three.
He’d dance in snake-skin shoes, would Charlie.
Charlie cherishes his chèvre-chagrin belt.
Charlie relishes leathering his daughter.
He’d give her the skin off her back, would Charlie.
First published in the Community Arts Partnership Anthology Threshold 2022