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Jingle My Bells The

written by: Paul Brookes

@PaulDragonwolf1

 

Jingle My Bells The
message on the front of my Xmas jumper.
And one six-foot man in the tense line

at my till says "Excuse me."
palms my round belly and jiggles it.

"Just doing what your jumper asks."
"And I thought my bells were lower."

I reply and quickly admit "I'm glad
You didn't jingle them." We both laugh,

And the glum mood of the queue
lifts.

Paul Brookes

Paul Brookes

Paul Brookes is a shop asst. Lives in a cat house full of teddy bears. His chapbooks are The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley (Dearne Community Arts, 1993), The Headpoke and Firewedding (Alien Buddha Press, 2017), A World Where and She Needs That Edge (Nixes Mate Press, 2017, 2018), The Spermbot Blues (OpPRESS, 2017), Port Of Souls (Alien Buddha Press, 2018), Forthcoming Stubborn Sod, illustrated by Marcel Herms (Alien Buddha Press, 2018).
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