For David


The view from the loo

In the King’s Arms pub

Is really something to see.

You should definitely check it out,

Even if you don’t need a wee.


It’s just a window, really:

Salford streetlight on

Mottled bottle-glass,

But it spoke to me last night.


It spoke to me in rhyme.

It said, ‘come on, cosmic traveller,

Come on now, it’s time.

Zip your fly, grab your coat

Then get out here and shine.’