#2,687 Where a pub was once

Mike Bell/ May 13, 2023/ www.mikebellpoems.com

Nothing much changes
in Kemptown – Sudeley
Place abuts St George’s
Road – gulls boss bins &
bikes are found hacked
from chains – fat-lipped
men try to be rock stars
& wardens chase illegal
cars – litter-spat fag end
scatterings – auld folk’ll
run you over as they hit
forty on their e-bikes – I
watch lattes quick-sunk
at four quid a cup – as it
was before but more to
pay in exchange at this
fixed Brighton junction
[where a pub once was]

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