Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Drinking on an embassy roof
With the ambassador's wife
I tried to enjoy the best blues drummer
I've ever seen perform
The British expatriate
Dicky Jaws, ambassadorial esthete
The cold-blooded envoy
Went out of his senses

As I took stock of the world of sex
The starving children delighted the novelist
Tonight the farewell banquet
Generally regarded as perverse
Seeps into rivers
And there is a form to sign