snap {chat}

 Tallenky made adjustments
to the Polaroid on the wall
As she spoke to Buddy Rose
on her cell  by the door
they chatted about the weather
the football and the soaps
they talked of their children
and Buddy's grandchildren too.
it wasn't till Buddy asked of Tally's bloke
that Tallenky faltered her reply
he's working, he's playing
he's driving and he's selling
Sometime later Buddy appeared
at the door of Tally's home
the slumped body of her bloke
under the snaps on the wall