You Are My World, Czech Republic I


A woman
Taking photographs
Of flowers in a park
Wearing trousers that were too short
And socks that were rolled up high
Still a slither of flesh exposed
To the cold


Asking for a photograph
Posed in front of a church
With a handbag held as if she were modelling
In a magazine


Persuasively encouraging a purchase of mint infused oil
Payment made in euros
Change given in krones
And a reminder that the mint will act as an aphrodisiac


Working in a design shop
Which opened last week
Learning where the stock was from
And where the spares are stored
A sanctuary from the rain


A man from Bombay
Who loves the English accent
Struggling to get a visa
Making jokes about the commonwealth
Recommending the daily soup
And shaking my hand as he left


All images and text © 2018 Frances Beecher. All Rights Reserved.

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