Coffin homes

The men live in coffin homes
To get a feel of future homes.

The men are like the contents
In containers on a ship’s deck.

The men have tiny table fans
To send a rat smell scurrying.

They live in the coffin homes
Like the goods in containers.

(In wealthy Hong Kong, there’s a dark side to a housing boom, with hundreds of thousands of people forced to live in partitioned shoe-box apartments, “coffin homes” and other inadequate housing :Tomclarkblog)

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