Sunday, 19 November 2006

Paradox land

Paradox land

A wine Bar in Frisco
Opens out to the street
On a hot summers night
White wine in iced buckets
And plates full of oysters
Well-heeled people eating
From super-sized plates

One can hear the clink
Of glasses and chatter
And admire the beautiful clothes
As neat waiters eager to please
Rush around
Asking if “everythings just right”

While on the pavement right in front
of them
Lies a black man face down
Invisible or so it seems.

Peter Burton

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