This poem is taken from Stand 216, 15(4) December 2017 - February 2018.

James Davey Two Poems
How to Take a Coffee Sicilia

Vorrei un caffe’, I proclaim in perfect phrase-book Italian  
to the bartender at a roadside chiosco  
just a wrong turn or two from the main shopping street.  

A knot of lads in box-fresh trainers
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