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Nicola Daly

Drink, drink, drink men in loud shirts

yelp followed by forfeit, forfeit forfeit.

The girl who doesn’t down her cocktail

in one has to kiss me. Drink, drink, drink

a man in loafers bellows. In one, in one,

down in one, get them down you girls.

A man in loafers, who thinks the world

revolves around him yells drink, drink.

Men in loud ties chant, Forfeit, forfeit.

One of you lovely ladies has to kiss me

now come on don’t be shy. Drink, drink.


From The Rialto No 67 (Summer 2009)