There are so many tourists

In European cities

Like Paris, Florence and Venice

That there are may

‘Associated’ industries

Legal ones

Like souvenirs

And ones that skirt the law

Like beggars


When some, like me, have so much

Why shouldn’t they get their cut?

Is it because they are so

Outside my normality

That I feel awkward

Around them?

I am also annoyed –

Leave me in peace!

Do they confront

The depth of my compassion?

Or are some of them just con artists?

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