Vanishing Point

by Andy Jackson

Here is rest, your journey’s end. The welcome mat
put out for you says this is now the place where you belong.

Here is food, and drink. We’re guessing that
you haven’t had a meal in days. Eat up, grow strong.

Here is work, to liberate yourself. No time for chat.
The music of your industry will be a selfless song.

Here is order. Nothing’s overlooked. Your hat
and coat please. Only we decide if this is wrong.

Wilkommen. Witajcie. Dobro pozhalovat.
Stay in line. No talking there. Now, move along.