He flew in
With only a a suitcase,
And the clothes on his back.
He didn’t speak any English.
He spoke only Gujarat.
We proceeded to show him around.
And he took the biggest office.
He was supposed to be a marketing guru.
He was brought in to turn around the big company.
He spent the days turning around in his expensive and expansive leather seat instead.
We ran around,
Doing work for him.
With our peanut pay.
He fumbled around
While earning his six figure pay.
Finally, The Expatriate left.
He left in a charter plane,
While a moving company shipped his stuff back home.
He left a wealthy man.
The Expatriate who came with only a briefcase.
He who could not speak English
I understand that they will be sending in another Expatriate…
Ayoub Mzee Mzima © 2013