How Mam finds out

Frankie and Corinne are in the kitchen,
Mam’s showing her the birthday photos.
Corinne’s laughing at Paddy unscrewing
Frankie’s ear, gets out her phone –
Here, I took some of Frankie too,
she flicks one onto the screen:
Look at this Aunty Marie.
Mam looks at it, puzzled
says: Who’s he?
Oh, wrong one, Corinne flicks
through more pictures,
That was Paul.
Frank can’t help himself
he’s gone bright red,
Mam looks at him –
he knows she knows
without anything being said.

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