All lovely ladies lunch.A fat one wheezing on a Ventolin puffer.
Somehow she destroyed her lungs with medication.
Living the rest of her life with broken lungs.
Another has pains in her thighs after a hip replacement.
She can never go wandering
champagne glass in hand
on her friend’s property
Talk is of aging parents who are old but don’t know they are old.
We are old but don’t know we are old.
We are as young as we are ever going to be right now
Di makes us play a game.
It is Beetle.
A game from our fifties childhoods
You have to construct a beetle with the roll of the dice.
body = 6
head = 1
mouth = 4
antennae = 2
eyes = 1
legs = 5
The crayfishermen in Kalbarri were crazy for this game
Di tells us.
I am creative with my beetles.
I should have won The Best Beetlebut there wasn’t a creativity prize.