portion of Bethan Townsend's artwork

Euston Station 2007
Bethan Townsend

I want the Big Issue
in the NORTH edition
at Euston Station on the
I buy too many Krispy Kreme,
before one came to
Picadilly Gardens.
I feed them to dead pigeons,
Chase corpses, flapping wings.

I buy The Big Issue
(no subtitle)
at Euston Station out the front
And his breath (the vendor’s)
smells like too many
hot dogs
As I hand over pennies,
Accept that he’s keeping his “last copy”
on the benches.

I don’t think he had a permit,
The pigeons are mourning each other.

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