Love At First Site

He liked 10 pints on a night out
sometimes more
but certainly no less,
then a kebab on the way home
and he didn’t mind vomiting later.

She liked still spring water
and some bits of salad
to pick at
and didn’t mind vomiting later
to keep her figure.

They met
outside the railway station
both bending over the big drain.

Tim Goldstone roamed widely before settling in Wales. His poems and stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Prose sequence read on stage at The Hay Festival. His writing has also appeared on BBC, Waterstones, and The Royal Court Theatre websites. Scripts broadcast on TV and radio. Twitter @muddygold

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