Chinese Boys

diaspora of the unions past
in the bars & on the streets
picking up where the lads
left off filling buckets &
gathering glasses/stories together

diaspora of the unions past
performing their apprenticeships
at low cost drifting off to
sleep after downing two three

pints of the hot stuff love is
work or the new life an exile
from the new olympia harsh 
the memory of previous loves

childhoods all gone now a void
where snoring millions sleep on
holidays how rested saving up
for accommodation (two rooms)
David Prater
David Prater

David Prater is an Australian-born writer, editor and parent. His interests include mince pies, ice hockey and Joy Division.

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