i'm stuck in Merthyr's cafe quarter waiting for the train
some guy, i think he's an off-duty cop, is looking at me
couple mins later i flick away my dog-end
it goes 20 feet into the weeds that stick
around the edge of the rail station
nobody's bothered to cut them down
he sighs


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Tall American with Red Baseball Cap

The tall American, with the red
baseball cap, was in a panic
The short German, with the face
full of spots, was overconfident
I was calm
It looked like I didn't care
Whatever
It was only a small maze
but in one hour they'd be
locking up for the night

I sauntered out
I did wonder if I should
go back in for them
but I fancied a cigarette


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She is peel in marmalade
and sticky bible pages
wind licks her backdoor

She is a poplar
a haze of golden clouds
car headlights
caterpillar



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