Tuesday, 3 December 2019

The uninhibited joy of the Chinese working class

line dancing
flute playing
dancing in formation
the public park trademark
of this unique nation

old men with caged birds
hanging in trees
children with grandmas
ready to please

slow joggers
limb smackers
backwards walkers
rice crackers

hacking and spitting
great gobbets of phlegm
no one seems to bother
they do it again

mobile phones
another selfie
too much smoking
never healthy

public toilets
easy to find
an awful stink
no one seems to mind

line dancing
flute playing
dancing in formation
the public park trademark
of this unique nation
two birds singing
a songbird
to a jailbird
a goods train
rumbling past precisely
reflecting my mood

The uninhibited joy of the Chinese working class

line dancing flute playing dancing in formation the public park trademark of this unique nation old men with caged birds hanging in trees ch...