247. Pyramid selling *
the holiday brochure said
to be on the lookout for
Egypt’s rubbish people
I imagined folk so poor
that scavenging on the city dumps
is all they can do.
they can’t make a decent cup of tea
can’t put proper turn-ups on trousers
can’t slice the cucumber thin enough
for fuck’s sake
they can’t even tie their own shoelaces,
but just look at the pictures –
when it comes to camel toes
those Egyptian gals on the beach
sure know a thing or two.