John North – Espresso

Espresso

all the fruits of South America
on the bar

where I
go to work

little finger of a cup and plate
next to a miniature stapler

fridges stocked
and plenty

silver
as a shiny cent.

Everything is gold
pound sterling.

John North was born in the north of England in 1990. Poems have appeared in journals including The NorthKaffeeklatschThe Interpreter’s House, Southword, The Stinging Fly, and in anthologies CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets, and The Best British Poetry 2014.