Snow-capped hills bordering Afghanistan and China metal detectors probe the underbelly of every car approaching the hotel nowhere safe anymore. Cash machine Doesn’t work US dollars offered But not available And nobody wants The UK pound. Try TJ somoni Just for here Pay the hotel Get a meal Not much to ask Exchange rate good To the US dollar – British pound not accepted. Times have changed Illegal Empire crumbled Countries held together By Royal decree Please take my son My arrogant son As your leader Former Commonwealth Slaves, still enslaved We exhausted your menfolk In two World Wars Without honouring them. Windrush generation Stigmatised their children Still disgraces us today No shame Patrician Britannia Rules the waves Really?