August, London’s leaden skies
Threaten Tuesday’s enterprise.
Merchant bankers, Hugh Grant haired
Who look, all look, quite Eaton Squared
With Brolly, TIMES, attache cased,
Receding chins and pasty faced.
Dubai sheiks in English suits
Go about their day’s pursuits.
Bentley chauffeurs cool their heels
While owners wrap up major deals.
Purdahed girls from Middle East
Hearing Sterling has increased
Head for Harrods shopping blitz
Pause for tea at Browns or Ritz.
(What need for shoes of Bally brand
For camel riding in the sand?)