Monaco

And then there was Monaco.
all the richest Europeans
millionaires, billionaires
drank and gambled, took in the salt air
I worked one summer on a boat there
smelt the malodor of wealth as it rumbled low and slowly
over harbor and sea, seeping kilometers inland
met a Saudi Arabian fellow
moneyed as they come
told me, the only way he could sleep was
his feet had to be massaged
the entire time
he would pay the masseuse a thousand euros
a price far above her hourly fee
just because he could.

~ by kingzoko on July 15, 2011.

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