Courting women had little hope.
It’s extremely hard to seem erotic
When one is kyphotic.
Made his immortal mark in
The exceeedinly flat and dull
City of Hull.
In his day was rightly famous,
But he will probably be remembered in the end
Only as Philip Larkin’s friend.
In response, Katy Evans-Bush sent in a few of her own:
Hadn’t a hope.
It wasn’t just his hump, or his small size:
it was the bitterness in his eyes.
put a spark in
the northern city of Hull.
Before him, it had been dull.
liked to take the air.
He never took a walk, though. (As a coda
he preferred the air in soda.)