Kathmandu’s Like Walthamstow

 

One has mountain-margins,

lumps that poke the ether.

One protects its people

flanked by wood and river.

 

Kathmandu’s like Walthamstow, a sprawling home-from-home

with dogs that bark and bark on the streets below.

Bus-drivers burble in a brain-escaping patois,

take sudden detours and expect you to know.

 

Yellow youngsters climb steps

in Nirvana T-shirts

where blond beatniks slurp chai

while discussing G-spots.

 

Kathmandu’s like Walthamstow, they ought to be twin towns,

East is East, Drugs is Drugs, Curry is Curry.

They do ketamine in Kathmandu and Walthamstow,

and bruise-faced children try to take your money.

 

 

 

 


 

From “Disoccidented” by Alfie Shoyger:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disoccidented-Alfie-Shoyger/dp/1999922859

 

https://alfieshoyger.blogspot.com

 

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Omecronon12
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A difficult piece to comment for me really but flawless as to editing :). Imagine a very long comment from me. K-valley’s very nice. Great people. Never been around the corner though… 🙂

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Yellow youngsters climb steps

in Nirvana T-shirts

where blond beatniks slurp chai

while discussing G-spots.

you make a point here, yes, that’s the main attraction, G-spots and prostate massage.

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