A Continental Appearance


Wearing last Friday’s incontinence pad, he ambles on into a game-playing cafe in

Colchester, thinking to play with the crowds.

The crowds, thinking otherwise, disperse and exit.

Out in the streets of a Roman stronghold, a centurion gives his orders, and the games

continue; continental soldiers, with drip-drying-dangly bits, and

wiped-with-shared-sponges bottoms,

being impervious.


Copyright owned by Jay Cool, March 2019


Inspired by Ricardo Scribblero’s ancient incontinence pad.


‘Lego’ image by Andrew Martin, and courtesy of Pixabay.com

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

One thought on “A Continental Appearance

  1. Last Friday, strode boldly into Dice & Slice and it was already absolutely empty—and remained so all night. The previous Sunday, at the Sunday Extra Scribble, it was absolutely heaving and we couldn’t hear ourselves think or talk!

    Ricardo Scribblero (Poet, Saggar Makers Bottom Knocker, Part-Time Greek God & The English Casanova to Middle-Aged Women.

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10


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