Moving Parts

The ambulance reverses slowly between a blue G4S van and

a donut stand with bags of popcorn tied to it like ballast.

There are three laughing people with walking sticks,

and a family carrying a ride-on ladybird, and a bald man eating

a 99 with flake. A salesman is tethered to inflatable effigies

of Minnie Mouse and Peppa Pig and Spongebob. A child laughs

loudly and points at the colourful lights reflected in the foil balloons

and we all know they mean something, right, we all do, but

it is so hard to remember what that might be.