Bangkok

Offer your wears

Scarves with all colours fluttering

Air conditioned malls over crowded

Tourists congregating in clumps

Unconfident in their steps

Desire not to be noticed and harrassed

Pink taxis race, cross lanes

With concrete pedestrians lanes towering above

Extreme respect shown in bows to all Buddhas

Kindness to help without reciprocation

Western shops glittering streets

Multi- coloured screens selling false picture perfect lives

Massage palors clustered with sweet perfumes

Underbelly streets stinking of rotting food

Disguised by incense blowing in the air

Small carts offering sliced fruits

And char-grilled meats

Most stay shortly

Graft long distances for their slice of the pie

But little transition on

Tourists to be taken advantage of

Desperate to show their cultured side

But only remain in western malls

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