Le noir vêtu de bleu

Deux lustres avant l’avènement de l’Union Européenne,
Tu acceptes n’importe quel boulot en France
Pour gagner ta vie.
Tu es le gardien de la propreté
Des rues de Paris.

Originaire de l’Afrique Équatoriale,
De l’Afrique Occidentale,
Ou des îles de l’Amérique Centrale,
Le métier que tu exerces
‘oblige à garder tes yeux
Fixés sur le sol,
Mais ton maintien
Est aussi droit
Que le balai
Que tu tiens à la main.

* Published in print edition on 18 December 2015

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