THE UNBEARABLE SHEERNESS OF BEING… ON PLATFORM 1

She sat there smoking all my cigarettes at a table set for three…

Fosters, Burton, Primark

Branded blue on blue in blue

Penitent he sits

A forlorn phone fiddler

Sweating fat rounds

And sneezing gunshots

Hummingbird heart hammering

Tonguing the amber nectar

To wash the rat race

From his ticking mouth

A plastic bag destined

For the trees sits about

Fretting feet awaiting

A long rehearsed departure

For a walk on weekend father