Treasure Island

Roger Clark

(12 June 1939 / Middlesbrough (Yorkshire))

Out of place


You mop the messy floor
In the washroom
With dignity
Your hair well groomed
And neatly trimmed moustache
Just hints of silver
And an elegance
More suited
To a boardroom
Than a toilet
But your shoes
Are full of holes
And your eyes
Are full of tears

Submitted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
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A migrant worker in Qatar retains some of his dignity even though he is now reduced to the most menial of jobs.

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