Laurence Lerner, 8 November 1990
Olly has a new guest. Uninvited Tim entered his head, pushing his way, Intending to stay. Forty years I’ve known Olly. Who’s Tim?
Tokyo spilt over the plains of China. As the sun set a million million midges Stippled the sky. Leaf reached at leaf, Overcrowding the elms, the beeches.
Flabby Olly, smoking, laughing, leching, Won’t last till Christmas, the doctors said. Pushy...