he asserts his superior knowledge           of the city
steps suddenly from the kerb                veers  ……..brisk
into unexpected                                           cut-throughs
I swerve a step behind                                hop step a catch-up

I assert my superior knowledge                of kitchens
read the restaurant                                …..choose what they’ll do well
he has the geography                                . but here I have the edge

he hands me the menu                              what do I like? he says
a question                                                     I can answer

Jan Dean

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