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EXPECT LIFE TO BE LONG AND MISERABLE #1

Updated: Mar 27, 2022

In the 'synthetic cream' bakery,

a squat man chats to his

thin-limbed son.


The boy has an empty orange bag

slung across his chest.


"How was the paper round?"

'Hot," the boy says.

His bulky winter coat was bought

for dark March starts.


Together, they choose a gypsy tart

and tiger bread

and then head off,

side by side,

down Watling Street,

topped by a clear blue sky

and warmed by the morning sun.








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