The news from word of mouth of bombs,
multiple explosions in my great Capital,
an attack on my freedom and liberty as
– I work the customers, deadpan –
blood is pouring in my great Capital.
Silence punctuated by slamming doors,
it’s quiet, no customers,
I’m inside the bubble
– through the glass, people walk by – and I –
and we – we walk and talk, laugh and work,
– they don’t walk or talk but lie in silence
– don’t laugh and work but lie in silence.