Overheard in the barber’s
Talking about a local man, whose son has become a nationally popular and celebrated poet, much seen and heard on national television and radio
Man in chair: His son’s done all right for ‘imself.
Man in chair: He could be Poet Laureate one day.
Barber: He were asked. But he didn’t want it, so he started writing musicals.
Silence. The scissors click