They removed the thermostats,
And made us pay for every cup of water we used,
I was standing in the rain,
With a white friend and a Servant.
We marveled at the homemade architecture,
Hopped the rivulets of grime,
And heaved big sighs.
I asked him why there were,
Water tanks with signs that read,
Twenty shillings a litre.
They sell water here too.
Scottish men protect,
Single malt whiskey,
The language they speak,
My Palestinian friend once told me,
evocative short poetry – words move