Thursday, July 28, 2011
3 cans of Stella or equivalent for ten pounds,
the perfect way to start your holiday..
By a lidless window
my face sings with heat and wine.
Outside, the red coned wing carves
through cloud boiling thirty thousand feet
above pools of black enamel.
Buy a Jet2.com scratchcard.
Helps needy children.
End up with more than you bargained for!
I’ve already got that:
the steward looks like Philip Larkin,
and Cheryl has red lips when she fans
the scratchcards and one foot poised
as if to dance on recycled air.
Your dreams come true
at the very rim of space, of desire,
and helping needy children too.