The Airbnb flat didn't have a corkscrew,
so we used a knife instead; shredded
the stopper until it collapsed, sprinkling
sandy fragments into the bottle.
We drank it anyway, sieved into one
tall glass, and one large mug with
the Eiffel Tower embossed on the side.
Sitting on the unconverted sofa-bed, we watched
as the sun set on the cobbled street, eating
packet ravioli from a nearby supermarket,
our bags still packed, resting by the door.
hailing from West Dorset, is a poet and singer-songwriter. His work has been published in Alter Egos: A Bad Betty Anthology, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Blog 84, and Morning Star. He is also a UniSlam champion (2019), and a BBC New Creative (2019/20).
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