Polly's Pantry

The woman behind the counter at the deli
gives me a warm smile as I walk by

I notice the sign
Hot Dogs 2.50
so I go, woof woof
which scares Mrs Humpreys
the lady who cleans the funeral parlour
she's in the queue, thinking of Bobby

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If I wake at night
and want a cigarette
I'll wander in the dark
down the garden path
look at the stars
smudge of clouds
must remember
to wear my shoes
a bed-full of guts
squashed slugs

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We dance sometimes

I said I'd walk with you
when the ethers get weird

and the orchestra plays
nothing to live for
want you back
whatever happens

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