Brian McGettrick

burgers ‘n beer.

the weathered wood bench
absorbs enough sunlight
for you to push your sunglasses
onto the top of your head.

we’re having cheeseburgers and fries and a coke
for the third time this week
and even though we’re in front of big clear windows
filled with silent movie families
you open our fourth beer
but I don’t think anyone notices.


Brian McGettrick lives in Belfast. He has two collections of poetry published, ‘Everything Else We Must Endure’ and ‘Advice From The Dead I Know By Heart’. The broadside ‘A Simple Exchange’ was published by Kircubbin based Ten Point Press. His work continues to appear in various print and online journals.