Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
A pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray
The “Nurse” is selling medical morphine and other narcotics to supplement her income. Nothing to do with war remembrance; it’s a juxtaposition of the pretty nurse trafficking in stolen narcotics.
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