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A Gambler meets a Vagrant

Vagrant: Can you spare £20? Gambler: Will you buy booze? Vagrant: No. Gambler: Will you gamble it away? Vagrant: No Gambler: Will you come home with me so my wife can see what happens to a man who doesn’t drink … Continue reading

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Dreams and Nightmares

If Bengali beggars could dream Would they dream of England? Historic, lucky, wealthy. its People wealthy beyond skill or ability Afraid their wealth will slip away. Consumed by dread- endlessly suspicious- Paralysed by doubt. Victorian loot Gained long ago in … Continue reading


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