Cameron would like to export our fancy goods;
Land Rovers, Jaguars, Aston Martins, Rolls Royce
jet engines, heavy weight freight. Sometimes we do.
More often we ship out container after container
of crap. Precious cargo of scrap wood, scrap paper,
scrap metal and millions and millions of rubber tyres
It all sails East.
We ship our surplus worthless jewelry;
engagement rings once given in genuflecting
affection now prized from dead mothers fingers.
Wedding bands once blessed by priest worn out
from the effort of staying together through thick and thin
rather than through excessive handholding.
Silver trophies once handed over for sterling
achievements in acknowledgement of sacrifice
scooped from shelves of long gone sons and daughters.
It all sells by weight.
Container after container of crap. Western detritus
sailing East piling high in toxic dumpsites.
Our noxious effluvium better off polluting
their Eastern Air.