CHARON HAS HANDED IN HIS NOTICE

Charon has handed in his notice
to Hades,
where once he ferried
living dead who could afford it
across black waters to Hell,
and those
who could not pay
he left behind
in living death.
                             These days
he’s still trafficking in human cargo,
though now
it’s asylum seekers across the Mediterranean.
The work, he says,

is pretty much the same.

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