Title: Café Life Slice
Author: Jean Atkin
Allocated postcode: EH1
Café Life Slice
Under the guns the sun
on the Royal Mile.
A café, coolly pale.
I tilt my cafetiere for one, try not
to be too present to the women
whose table I have joined.
Watch instead, the couple by the window.
They are very young. How their fingers
steal across their plates to intertwine.
I see they can’t see anyone else.
They catch a smile, throw one back.
He makes her laugh, and I see
how her laugh makes him giddy.
Beside them a woman, with voluptuous arms
sits reading (and I did not make this up)
“The Sunday Philosophers Club”.
film adaptation crafted by Msc Design Digital Media students from the University of Edinburgh.