Tea consumption is reaching critical levels,
I am an Englishman after all.
And I won’t go out in the mid day sun
for I will wilt
in the summer heat
where my dogs panting
in front of his metallic bowl.
And in fashionable postcodes, across the capital,
Japanese girls in tartan skirts carry ice cream cones
that drip onto their smooth
The ice cream slithers down arms,
leaving trails like the
tributaries of the 5th greatest river,
their postcards home
smell of vanilla.