Sunday Morning

The builder smiles and says
“Ooooh if I had a superpower
I’d want the power to turn ordinary people
into a real harmonious choir you know”,
The “you know” cloaked in an undisclosed regional accent
“it’s not superman but it’s a gift”. He says “gift”
with a heavy “G” like it genuinely is heavenly manna,
he’s probably from Birmingham.
Me, I’d want the power of teleportation:
Be here. Be there. No in-between stations.
Didn’t really want to be here, But I said,
“wow, that’s special. What would we call that?
Teleki-singing?” And we laughed.
And I stayed.