A SLICE OF AFTERNOON
an unexpected stop-off a canal-side pub
narrow-boats moored close to the tow-path
hugger-muggered in blue livery
'Sally', 'Nancy;, 'Pied Piper', 'Sweet Dreams' …..
customers can be counted on the fingers
of one hand. We sip drinks, his a beer,
mine a pink wine, chat on and off,
revel in sunshine warming our backs -
a surprise slice of summer.