Thursday, July 30, 2015

Next in the Ongoing Series of Poems About the Spring of 2006

June 26, 2006
Today I went out to lunch with a pal

and she needed to stop by
the big fancy bank on the corner
on some sort of an errand that
as such things tend to do
spun into a much longer process
than she’d originally envisioned
Which was okay with me because
I was content to hang around
and admire the big pretty ceiling
and these little counters everywhere
where you were meant to stand
and write out your deposit slips
They have massive stone legs
like gargoyles or dolphins
holding up a writing surface
of chocolate-brown marble
But the best part of all
were these two little figures
on the back corners of each desk
little winged mercuries made of brass
each leaning over a small round hole
which had once clearly held an inkwell

image source is here

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