Day 27: Coffee

 

I can hear the announcements from the train station

from across the crumbling car park we live by.

 *

The 10:58 to Manchester Airport will be departing

From platform 6, platform 6 for the 10:58

To Manchester Airport

 *

An earlier train leaving without me, newspapers

Strewn over passenger seats

The metro facedown by their feet

 *

Her voice slides like plum tomatoes

From a tin, to the pan of the platforms.

 *

I wake, and distil myself into my white shirt

Sleek as latte foaming over cups

The day I split hot coffee on a customer

Its overfull glass tilting from the tray

And her rush to the bathrooms

*

My apologetic cup of ice sitting

On the side, unrustled.

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The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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