Boo Hoo!

It almost never happens, but a poem, of sorts, just arrived fully formed in my head.

It’s a true story. It happened in a bar in Prague almost thirty years ago.

Here it is:

A skinhead with a swastika tattoo
Apologized for his rude hippy friend
Complaining about foreigners coming
Into his country and taking the jobs
That nobody else wants to do – boo hoo!

Portobello Rickshaw

This caught my eye one night. Rickshaws had been a familiar sight in Dublin for a long time so I don’t know what it was that struck me about this.

Looking at the photo now, it seems odd that in what is called a developed country people should have to do this to earn a living.