Chinese Boys

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

disapora of the unions past
performing their apprenticeships
at low cost frifting 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 now rested saving up
for accommodation (two rooms)

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