Expats are living it up at Club Makakola
The diplomats wife sips gin
'God!' she says 'it's hell in that village!
How do they cope, knowing
this civilised place is so close?'
The researcher next to her stretches his legs
'my two week study here has shown
how this place works, what it lacks
I'll be able to change things,
get them on track, just you see!'
There's a murmur of approval
as a waiter brings another round.
Club Makakola was a popular ex-pat drinking place in Malawi, 1980s.