It got lost – Saxby Pridmore

What happened to the gold watch?

What happened to working in one place all your life?

Sometimes such things get lost.

What happened to all those blokes you worked with?

What happened to working in one place all your life?

Sometimes you only see things looking back.

What happened to those blokes you worked with?

And playing football for the team where you grew up?

Sometimes you only see things looking back

Like trachoma was a worry once.

If they can pay you can play where you grew up

But loyalty pays nobody’s bills.

Trachoma was a worry once

And sometimes such things get lost.

But loyalty pays nobody’s bills.

What happened to the gold watch? I sold it.

 

Originally published in Quadrant, 2015