How I missed my local pub

stale ale
lager
beer
wine
fine is the atmosphere
pub grub
chunky chips
salt and vinegar crisps
the deep fryer
a smell
I admire
shag carpet
sticky floor
footy on
a brilliant score
let’s cheer
and have another beer
I’ll have a pint
one more
do you mind
dated toilet
within reach
a whiff
of too much bleach
booths with tables
looking like human stables

everyone’s back
everyone’s sappy
everyone’s drunk
and everybody happy