“Barflies Reunion – Missed” Tanka 495

A barflies ‘union

twenty years past – ‘will be fun!’

Naww…it really won’t:


Maudlin? Maybe. False-flags? Yup:

‘sides, I’m two-beer and done now!*


*(I have much better uses for good hootch or a few porters or ales than to stand ’round ‘membering bad lies and old hurts, or worse – new-woven  dreams.  Besides, the fun ones now are dead and the rest rumies all – none (I!) excepted.  Originally, the last line was “Stupid-fun ones dead – rest rummies!”