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the corner shop.

OK, he says,
so what we need is
some hydrogen peroxide
some chapatti flour
some acetone
some wire
a couple of batteries
a second hand mobile phone
a rucksack or two
hydrochloric acid
and some false beards.

         And where the fuck 
         are we going to get
         all that at one o’clock
         in the morning ? I ask.


Well….. I’m sure there’ll be
a little Paki shop open
somewhere, he says.