They’d not seen each other for simply ages
It used to be regular, when they’d got their wages
Off for an evening, best clobber on
Leaving at home Bert, Harry and Ron
(except, that Ron’s been long since gone)
You still doing those dating sites?
Asked Sheila, needing to adjust her tights
Yes. replied her friend with a weary sigh
Knowing they were bound to ask, after a while
Remember, I said, when you first gave it a try
It’s about quality not quantity. That was my advice.
That’s if you don’t want to be left up on the shelf.
Well, I think, at last, I worked that out for myself.
Oh! That’s such good news! Is that the truth?
No, not really. Owned up, disillusioned Ruth.
n.b. Napawrimo 2023. Day 11 Prompt: an overheard funny.
Honestly, what you hear when travelling. I nearly stepped in and said, “I’m free. Would you like to join me for supper?”
Then I thought better of it, I had just had a very late lunch.
Names have been changed to protect the anonymity of the protagonists, as well as to fit the loose rhyme scheme.