Sunday, 21 June 2009

Tokyo Station: Maronouchi Exit '03

I watch him trickling along
side Mr Self-Important
a balding junior
babbling in sycophantic hops

and jerky

all toothy smiles and sweaty scrapes
bowing low
as he's casually dismissed without a break in

1 comment:

  1. Living in Tokyo, I saw many examples of sycophantic behaviour towards higher ranking individuals, particularly in business and academic contexts. This striking incident was captured on a day I found myself killing time outside a train station waiting for a friend. The disdain with which one man wore his seniority towards another had me rushing for my stylus!