Friday, 8 May 2015

The Criac

























Subdued mumbled laughter
Cigarettes blinking like fireflies
Men together
Hot tea sipped
Tales of romance
Exaggerated
Eyes flicking in the mist
Weapons held close
Ammo checked
Completely in the moment
At ease with each other
Random chat
Football
Fighting
More sex
No eye contact
Macho men
Preparing
For history
Last drink of tea
Fag butts crushed underfoot
All at once
They turn
Like the tide
“Listen Inn.”
Then it began.

© Tony McNally