Friday, December 21, 2007

twenty minutes and eight arms full

of dress shirts
surreptitiously walk past starbucks
i’ve never been here before
but know there’s gotta be
a wash & starch drop-off nearby
for the corporate courtrooms
land speculator trysts
movin & shakin down
every loose financial instrument
not bolted down

the front page of the daily
has three burly policemen
clubbing down & holding
head & arms
a housing demolition protestor
new orleans drips blood on the street

starched shirts missing

--- e b bortz

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