They live in houses with walls –
modern castles of opulent isolation.
Wearing scarves with suits,
and driving cars whose doors open,
the wrong way round;
an unfashionable fashion statement,
much like all unfashionable fashion statements
produced by over-renumeration in the office.
They do not talk to each other:
neither in the shop nor on the tube.
Their councils plant flowers
in their royal parks,
whilst those of us
who also pay tax –
both on income,
and to impoverished northern councils –
with wild spaces
cannot afford to mow.