Looking for Lunch
It's freezing in the street!
This bakery has run out of soup
the staff at the other is blind
and deaf to new orders
filling the old with swift feet.
The cafe is too far, we need
food! Now! Make do
with a tiddly oggie and sausage roll
at Fergusson Plarre, which
you say you hate. The pastry
pays you back, flying
into your lap, all over the table
leaping away from your fork.
Yet we are satisfied
and sing brilliantly
at the Relay for Life fundraiser
fuelled by thoughts of cream cake
made by light fingers.
For that, we don't even have to
brace against cold, or
stagger into a bitter wind.
We open our mouths
to sing sweetly.