Bill Bailey’s nephews

Posted on September 21, 2019

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Bill Bailey’s nephews

 

Bill Bailey’s two nephews
Walk the streets
Of the inner west
Together

Millers Road
Mason Street
Melbourne Road

Bill Bailey’s nephews
Wear their hair long
The recession from their foreheads
Sometimes hidden by caps
One black
One red

Blackshaws Road
Maddox Road
The Avenue

Mid-twenties
Students?
Out of work?
Casual jobs?

They wear
Black T shirts
Hard rock
Heavy rock
Prog rock

They wear
Black pants
Dark runners

They wear
Whispy beards
Not hipster
Not goatee like Bill
One ginger
One black

The red-head
Wears glasses

Hudson Road
Douglas Parade
The Esplanade

Brothers?
Cousins?
Mates

Do they know
Of Uncle Bill?
Of Manny in Black Books?
Of Bill’s birds
His comedy
His music?

For all I know
Bill Bailey
May not have nephews
Or even siblings

Stevedore Street
Civic Parade
Railway Place

Two men
Walk the streets
Of the inner west
Together
Talking, smiling
Together
Kindred spirits

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