It wis nae ‘Deith in Venice’
And nae like the puirest films he has been in-
Meeting Donald Sutherland was a brief encounter
Efter we huid left the sobering calm of the Jewish Museum
Just around the corner
His wee dug and partner were far friendlier
In this city where the swathes of European history is laid
In buildings, leids an cultures that tak ane
Fae centuries tae modernity an bak agin.
We left that shy film star
passing shops where only the richest shop
Where a ghetto and culture of the most ancient of religions
Had been destroyed and some remnant left simply as show
The animal in human always wants that display
Power over diversity, philistinism over understanding.
Puirest-poorest; huid-had; dug-dog; leids-language; fae-from