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Its A Fix

[In my youth, glue was tubes or bottles of gloop for sticking stuff together: cement was grey powder that you mixed with sand and gravel to make concrete] ***
I wish I spoke American when I was a kid I might have built my airfix kits better than I did I’d get so exited as I opened up the box Even though the parts inside would end up being rocks First I made a battleship but made a mess of it So I tried another kit... a model Messerschmitt I messed that one up totally, so tried a Saturn V I built that rocket carefully... it made a mess of me What the hell was wrong with ’glue’ or possibly ‘adhesive’ All of the instructions were frankly in-cohesive The writer, were he English, would have written what he meant And not suggested sticking bits together with cement.

Copyright © Terry Flood

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