49.            SPOOKS

The most trusted man
Is in the form of a butler.
As it spooks at the door
The family’s secrets are gone
To please foreign ears,
Alien to their origin and power.
Why are foreign butlers interrogated
On their arrival and departure of the country?
How do we do favours
And serve masters
Of a ghost house
On the other side
Of Rietvlei dam?
A training farm
And a Castle sport
In the gardens of Tuinhuis.

13/05/2003