Loss adjustment


The wife told me,
it had to go,
the jacket was so old
and tatty,
but you know
to me it
was a friend.

I held a farewell service
put it in a plastic bag
now life doesn’t seem the same.

And I suppose another jacket
will want to take its place

she said you have to look smart
just in case
some of the smartness rubs off on you
that’s probably true
but highly unlikely.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.