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  137.     

Faust on a Cell Phone

The corporate BigBoy
Bribed me with a
Sport Utility Vehicle

Sure, I can drive around on Sundays
And impress the chicks
At the Laundromat

But for sixty, seventy hours a week
I have no will of my own
I’m just a spineless snake-oiled salesman

With a vicious appetite for
Dupes
The kind of guy even I don’t want to associate with.

But if I quit
There’s alimony and child support and—
Oh, hell

Excuse me, but I’ve got to make some more cold calls.


(Previously published in Main Street Rag Poetry Journal, Vol 5, No 1 Spring 2000)
 
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  138.     

Fear

Fear

is a vulture
that hangs on the heart
of the bravest soul

Waiting to sink

long greedy talons
into blood red flesh
and render it

Lifeless.


(Previously published in Transcendant Visions, Fall '99)
 
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  139.     

Filler

Sometimes I feel like I’m
Just filling space
Like a poem
In someone’s newspaper

Glanced over with
Morning coffee
And a piece of toast
Hoping and praying

That somehow I don’t
Wind up, crumpled and stained
On the bottom of
Some cat’s litter box.


(Previously published in The Short North Gazette, Summer 2007)
 
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  140.     

Fingers (senryu)

Quiet like a dream
fingers sliding down my back
a soft breath exhales


(Previously published in Poems Md, Apr 2008)
 
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