Two men share a pair of headphones,
‘Oh, I love these political songs’.
He — red hair, dilated pupils—
looks as though he wants to rest his head on his companion’s shoulder.
‘Is this Chumbawamba?’
‘Reminds me of Brittan’
surrounded by swaying passengers on the bus
Red fumbles with his earbud
‘It’s about the whole institution
He softly sings
‘aya-ya co-co jumbo’,
The other sticks out his lip
Raking it with his teeth,
Red watches and slowly lowers his head onto his shoulder.