Next he told us how he’d creep
to the edge of the tip with a broken chunk
of cistern or sink raised above his head
and before letting it go,
them black rats, super quick,
big as rabbits, tails fat as rope,
gone. Other places where they usually get
and that tea time was a good time –
hardly anyone about, not many cars,
when you could hear cutlery
from opened kitchen windows.
The waitress handed us the menus.