Market Moments

Inspired by view from a Prado Lounge Café Bar.

A great-white van
blocks me from

trying to see beyond
to market stalls;
tent tops – pink, green and humbug – flutter out and up.
Kites restrained.

A great-hairy man, tattooed, from white van – steps out,
phone in hand,
checking for messages.
A lover’s words?

Breeze sweeps him up –
he retreats back
A lover’s call?

Image from (Creative Commons)

Now, will he move the van?

Knees up, phone in hand, he sits      on.

He revs up.
Message received?
Phone, still in hand, he    exits.

Ladies bouncy, and ladies brittle    swarm.
Golden melons – trophies       balance.

And scarves, £5 a piece      float.

Lone man – green, unshaven, rugged in denim      relaxed
presents himself.

The ladies disperse, and
he strolls on                    through
without regard

Another moment

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2018

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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