St John’s Beacon

My father grasped the saltshaker with both hands and rain his thumbnail pensively along the gird of rumpled glass. “What’d I sing?” he asked without looking up.

Weightman & Bullen's St John's Beacon, Houghton Street, Liverpool, L1

“Sam Cooke. Elvis. Some Leonard Cohen. You did a pretty good Velvet Fog.”

From Wells Tower’s Executors of Important Energies in Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (2009)

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