Bacon sandwich by special arrangement delivered!
A woman sits in the open boot of her car
across the way smoking.
In this cafe gunstig the garlanded kugeln are enormous in
subdued shades of green, transparent red with
broad, unsubtle white-stripes.
During the day, the unlit Christmas street decorations
make a telegraph exchange of wires.
People come and go moving swiftly in the busy street;
it is cold.
Everyone has survived the stormy, windy night,
looking somewhat self-congratulatory.
The board outside reads:-
“Two slices of toast with jam
and filtered coffee, two pounds fifty.”
Good Cornish value. Over opposite
on the dark green facade and neon-lit Subway
window daubed with large white snowflakes.
Further up in the carpet shop blue lights flicker reassuringly.
Pigeons gobble contentedly from windowsills above.