Nightingale Café January 18, 2014

 

Nightingale Café January 18, 2014

 

Maybe I should go inside

With all the others

I am the only one outside

And I am cold

 

The street is shiny wet

Two joggers overtake an old lady

The waitress delivers my porridge

It is too hot and I am too cold

Maybe I should go inside

 

And then it appears

Above the bus stop

Arcing the sky

The matchless miracle

A rainbow

I watch it for the duration of its life

At which point the porridge and I

Are at our perfect temperatures

 

As I eat the oats

I read an article about

A woman who caught a falling baby

 

And I think

Well this day

This Saturday

Has started superbly


Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (Volume Too)  Soho Theatre, London – 16th Feb to 2nd March 2014