Oh really?

there is

or used to be

in good restaurants



southern France

a box of matches

in the toilet

on the high window ledge

for after you’d stunk the gaff up

you’d strike one

let it burn for a few seconds

to help clear the air

& leave


he says

I’ve never seen that

I’d be nervous of an explosion

& everybody laughs

but I bet ya

next time he’s in there

he’s gonna

take a long look