Clout Leather

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

Clout Leather

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