52 Poems for 2013, 23/52: Tourists in Prague

Douglas Thompson shares his latest poem with us:

TOURISTS IN PRAGUE

At the Hotel Pariz
the table of German Fraus
eye me suspiciously
outcast
for being unshaven
and ill.

Through the window beyond
their laughing shoulders
I see an old Czech housewife
Just somebody’s mother
weaving her way between
the Mercedes and BMWs
to pick discreetly through
an Art Nouveau dustbin
for the evening’s dinner.

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Filed in News, Stories on June 3, 2013