The man from the top of the tree
yelled down at me frantically
making a gesture with his arm.
I politely waved back and smiled.
He kept yelling at me.

I asked a boy some yards away
“What’s he yelling about?” and he replied,

“The man say you standing
next to a cobra”

If whisky and rum had a baby

Made from the nectar of the palm tree flower
(the things we do for booze)

Barrel-aged 15 years in Hamilla wood
Made in Sri Lanka