Instructions for a Scouse night out
With thanks to the Urban Dictionary
Go into town to buy some new clobber,
have a few scoops in the spoons.
Go home and have a good scran.
You need to line your stomach before pre’s.
Make sure all your drinking mates are sound;
those who buy a round and have your back.
Listen to your best friend. If she says
the lad you’re necking is meff, trust her.
At throwing out and up time, have more scran.
You’re not bevvied enough if you go home
without a Vindaloo, or chips, or a sway
in the Hot Dog queue. Neck it!
Jenny Robb has been writing poetry since retiring. She’s been published widely in online and print magazines and in anthologies. Her debut collection, The Doll’s House, Yaffle Press, has recently been published. She lives in Liverpool with her partner and the family cat and has one grown-up daughter.