Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What's In Your Wallet?

All the presidents men
             facing forward
numbers, HIGH-to-low

The Great Emancipator
in quiet reflection between the
stoic Secretary and The Father
who looks quietly over his shoulder
wondering where it all went wrong

The Great Inventor who makes
snide remarks about this sad
landscape and apparent lack
of motivation that has produced
such paltry attendance

All the presidents men
             facing forward
numbers, HIGH-to-low

secretly sneering at those plastic cards
but parade-ready and organized
for the next transaction that will
explode them into copper and silver
images of their former selves

soon to lie in state in
The Tomb of The Left Front Pocket
until they are unceremoniously
buried in their final resting place
under the couch cushions.

-finished backstage at Litquake Conference
San Francisco, CA

Ken Owen   Van Niddy Press   October 2015