Green Candle
Cigarettes in secret societies
Special hides in tin pan alleys
Soroptimistic party places
Winsome folk enjoying the pleasures of…

The street sign’s
Green candle
It’s a flaming row, sir!

Newspaper functions as library functions
To characters walking in bi-forked suits
Through the night, night…

A night-time’s so fit for rising

Beaudelaire’s begotten kingdom
Wine-glass tarts and promenaders
The bachelor machine hums into action
Convenience in the ‘city room’.

The column
The arches
The office
Of the aristo-flanneur