Farewell Shaun

He said he’d make me forty Chelsea Buns.
Forty Chelsea Buns for my birthday.
I asked him how much, he told me no charge.
We talked about dietary needs,
I said there were some vegans coming.
My seventy fifth birthday party came,
Shaun arrived with one hundred Chelsea Buns,
One hundred Chelsea Buns for my party.
He put them all in Small World kitchen.
Said he couldn’t stay, Kate had got Covid.
I thanked him, we hugged, and then he was gone.
Everyone who ate one said these are great,
Best Chelsea buns they had ever eaten.
Now he’ll never know how much we loved them,

Or him!

Harry Rogers in the Red Bedroom 28th October 2022.