“Ooh, have you seen what Gail’s put on Facebook?”
“About Jade’s Spanish lodger? Right made me giggle.”
“Bet you can guess what’s underlined in her phrase book!”
“When I told our Kylie she fainted in Lidl.”
“She said, ‘well that explains the bar through her nipple! ‘“
“She definitely has. I’ve seen it full frontal.”
“So I guess the kids have another new uncle?”
“What has she been like since the end of her marriage!”
I try to ignore it and don’t like to grumble
But must you share it with the whole quiet carriage?
This is a Dizain, a French form with dix lines and an ABABBCCDCD rhyme scheme. It was inspired by a conversation on the train from St Pancras to Sheffield which was shared with the whole carriage, and is supposed to be one-sided fragments of a conversation that you’ll never hear as a whole.