Wednesday, February 9, 2011

at the club

at the club

my grandfather soames
who made the family fortune
had difficulty getting his point across
to my grandmother emily

or to women in general
or to servants, foreigners, cab drivers, birds, cats or even dogs
but with horses and men of his own class
he got on very well indeed

when the automobile replaced the horse
he was devastated
and never really recovered

his eldest son, my cousin edmund
who had heretofore
(am i using that word correctly?)
languished in his father's shadow
became a champion race car driver

and quite the most famous
member of the family
his exploits had to be followed
in the new york times

because the transcript, of course
regarded them as unworthy of notice
i could go on in this vein for a while yet
but i fear that i am boring you

please forgive me
would you like another drink?

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