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?’

eyebrows raise

A joke?

‘Reminds me of Brittan’

surrounded by swaying passengers on the bus

Red fumbles with his earbud

‘It’s about the whole institution

You know’.

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.