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.


wrong again,

it’s because

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.