Roddy Williams – The Atheist Poet

overheard at the barnardos counter in brixton (2005)

‘can i leave it and pick it up later?’
she said
‘pick it up? pick up what?
this large copper pot?’
‘yes the pot’
‘have you paid for it?’ ‘yes’
‘i’m afraid you cannot.
someone might steal it.
the shop may catch fire,
due to freak faulty wiring
and burn to the ground
and then you could sue us
for thousands of pounds.’

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