Advertence

by Trevor Joyce

The dandy candy store sells eggs
extensively to sundry sorts.

Come price your bargains here, find legs
of all hooved ruminants, with goats

so succulent meat slips the bone
before the avid tooth can touch.

Much mayhem stirs the streets, while in
the valued customer can sip

removed from shouts of Yangin var!
a pipe of dark latakia.

Smoke stains the silver atmosphere,
hounds scout for haberdashery,

apothecaries pound their drugs,
men drain their coffee to the dregs,

as in among the gems and rugs
the dandy candy store sells eggs.