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Monday, May 01, 2017

May Day Poem 2017 (Nairobics version)

Apprehend retribution and anything bigger than Rhinoceros
The city grows exponentially as the hoards of the poor increase
Nobody knows the fine art of devaluation like the corrupt
Bent as a nine bob note he goes for the proverbial jugular
Dollars and cents unimportant as the great wall of Chihuahua
All these self important people running around chasing their own tails
They’ll tell you anything they think you want to hear like it or not sideways
We’re both doing the same thing in different back yards digging doesn’t help
When the balloon goes up we all get burnt not just those that play with fire
We all try to make our mark sometimes too casually but someday…
Careful what you wish for there’s a ball and chain welded to that railing
Her smile is deadly and her voice will mesmerise you if you let it
Love is just out of reach just beyond the fence that you can’t jump over
Different cities will flash through your memory as you tune back in
Who are you and why/how often do you come to this great place to pray?
He walks out of the cathedral blinking in the warm sunlight outside
Everybody’s a number now they have all been fish chipped and tattooed
She thinks I’m following her in the rain with a broken umbrella
At the tailors he bought a suit had it altered smart as a Munchkin
Jointed disappointed… and anything bigger than Rhinoceros
010517/1 Nairobics version 

The original version of this piece is on my STSTS blog.