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Advice to Travellers in Foreign Parts

Par |2019-02-19T01:44:17+00:00 17 juin 2012|Catégories : Blog|


Travelling back from the air­port
you place your trust in the night taxi
to find your way in the dark.

At the Hotel Hilton São Paulo Morumbi
you stand in the lift with the Night Porter
who tells you to be street­wise –
to exer­cise cau­tion in cer­tain parts,
to keep out of sight
came­ras, cre­dit cards, valuables and cash.

The advice is neat­ly packa­ged –
it is timed to finish
when the lift has rea­ched its stop

You get out, nurse the shock
of where you have come to ;
turn the key in the brass lock
and slow­ly enter the room.