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Simon Rees-Roberts, London

Poems on the Buses Exhibition

He sped right past security, dropped his ruck sack
and ordered a Diet Coke. When we noticed,
we all shrunk back –unattended luggage and so on.

Then Jerry said,
               it’s OK, he’s ordered Diet Coke.
Why’s it OK?
               It means he’s got a future,
worried about his weight, perhaps diabetic.
               Hence the Diet Coke.

If it had been his last he wouldn’t have bothered,
would have had Regular Coke.
               Maybe he just prefers Diet,
could be he’s a creature of habit.
               Well we’re all still here, said Mel.