I ignored you for so long, you are the only thing.
I know above all else you are the only king.
I know, I know you’re always there, you gave me hints and tips.
You lived on in memory, I kissed girls lips.
Now I know I’m old, I may live in memory.
I know you too live on, as Ian Dury sang, a cup of tea.
My best friends I know, some took refuge in drink.
Because, because you are ignored, oh may we ever think.
We stand at the brink.
10th July, 2017