Charity Shop Girls
None of us born in this seaside town
Laura and Moyra who work here
Claire the manager who works when she's well
Ann and I who rummage.
We talk -
Ann cares for hers
Laura's died last year
Mine's moving into a care home.
Claire has a new little cat
From her neighbour's cat.
'It's a dear little thing'
'I like tabbies best'
'Did you do much?' asks Ann
'45 minutes low intensity cycling with Kyra'
Ann ran the London Marathon
When she was 40.
We are all a lot older than that now!
Done better before, I'd say (and who hasn't?).
'Hello, hello, you know us by our noise'
We are the charity shop girls.