A black and white kitten
is hopping around the pub car park
flicking leaves with its sock-like paws.
A man with floorboard cracked cheeks
is pointing at his battered fish
speaking Welsh to an English baby
who looks like a pirate commanding his high chair.
A cyclist is drinking Guinness through a straw.
A group of teenagers are refusing to get lost
in their imaginations and walk away
from the equestrian enthusiasts
to kick a deflated football against a sad fence.
© Carl Burkitt 2021