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The Saturday poem: Superannuated Psychiatrist

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by UA Fanthorpe

Old Scallywag scapegoat has skedaddled,
Retired at last to bridge and both kinds of bird-watching,
No more suspect phone calls from shady acquaintances,
Anonymous ladies and flush-faced Rotarians.

He could always be blamed when case-notes strayed.
(His MG boot? His mistress’s bed? We enjoyed guessing.)
How we shall miss his reliable shiftiness,
Wow and flutter on tape, Wimbledon-fortnight illness,

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