Perfect Guiness Add

Edinburgh 002


You said we’d meet in the Packet

a bar that had a rough reputation

I wondered about that

as I ordered a Guiness.

You always kept me waiting

that was one of the things

one of many things

I liked about you.

The bar had fallen silent

I looked around and saw

the seagull on the top

of a broad brimmed straw hat.

You were six feet two

and stood head and shoulders

above the men lining the bar

all of them looking at you.

The sun glasses you wore

stared at me above

that wide white toothed grin

you said make that two pints.


I loved waiting for you.