She's wearing glasses and sits behind glass,
He's wearing gloves; blue eyes in a mask,
The note: "I haz Gun?", hastily written,
Brown eyes meet blue eyes; the brown eyes are smitten.
In the distance, The Sweeney, all tongs and hammer,
She's fixing his spelling, correcting his grammar,
He's expecting used fivers stuffed in a sack,
But she writes down her number and slides the note back.
Outside: The driver's impatiently waiting.
Inside: Wide open, blue eyes dilating,
Then he runs, glancing back, and he's out in the rain,
From the display case, a sigh; she'll never see him again.
But at the end of her shift and in less of a hurry,
In a whistle with some flowers, he takes her out for a curry.
A sonnet set during a bank robbery.
The rhyming slang...
The Sweeney = Sweeney Todd = Flying Squad = the police
Whistle = whistle & flute = suit.