.big surprises.

.the drawing room.

slightly astonished at him using the word foreigners

he was surprised she was from finland ‘of all places’. spoke to her loudly

bent

near as if she was deaf. she spoke another language

&

she spoke english.

a country gentleman indeed. surprised they came packaged this way

the exterior smart

the interior needs changing.

.the coffee shop.

they were trucked to siberia before the war, were starved

then

the british government moved them to africa ; brought them to

wales as the war ended

refugees

a polish village

over coffee she mentioned that although her family were safe

she felt that

‘we’ should not allow any more

refugees in over

here

i am still

sadly surprised

the kitchen

whilst peeling the apple the radio plays

an interview with a wind rush lady

who also regrets our friends who come

here for better ways

saying they do not integrate these days

like she did

i will forever remain surprised