Taurus travel

 
 Meanwhile in China
they’re lining a valley
with polyester
best not to ask why.
 
but they’ve dug under my skin
with the way that they grin
when you ask anything
of any consequence.
 
and in Beijing
while fishing for
compliments
talking with ladies
from several of the
continents,
I learnt Mandarin
or at least how to grin
in Chinese.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.