The service industry


The country pile
is not what it was,
the roof is leaking
and that’s because
the help want paying
it’s
bloody scandalous
I
blame it on
socialism
and
suffragettes
the working class
should know their place,
and the
bloody waiters won’t wait
in case they’re missing out
on something
somewhere else.

when we upper-class pass into history
and the workers become their own industry,
I wonder how it will work out
and who
will wait on them.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.