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“8 Poems for Everyday Love No. 2: Argos In Liverpool” by Christopher Hope

A Swift Exit

Argos

“This book’s about as heavy as a pram!”

Said our mam, wrenching us apart like snail

Shells, “go and stand by that cardboard Batman

And don’t touch those chains.” Laura starts to wail.

*

Mam’s here to get “a nice statue” for her

Cousin’s wedding and some “princess” bedding

For their twins. I run to boys’ TOYS and hurl

Myself on football pitch beanbag – spreading

*

Daddy longlegs arms. I love this cool store:

where skinny women fill in forms with

straightened hair and lawn-mowed nails. Mam’s not sure

which queue to use, I giggle – chuffed at life.

*

The flat-screen giant beams as MP3s

Bounce out, “the future’s here!” And then we leave.

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