He couldn’t believe the reductions of the fish
in Waitrose yesterday. £1.99 for a sea bass
the size of your forearm, 99p salmon steaks
as thick as a front door, haddock
as wide as his late wife’s smile only 80p.
He ended up handing over a twenty
to the checkout guy and played a game of Jenga
trying to fit it all into the freezer.
He gave the haddock to his neighbour
because she likes haddock
but he’s keeping the rest, just in case
a special occasion arrives one day.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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