Modern Fences

everyone fends
for himself.
society’s favorite proverb.

fence constructed (check)
in place (check);
now go, seize the day!
(in your neatly erected prison)

to show
means getting crushed
to pulp; the brink of extinction
bureaucrats’ shiny boots.

pay them well…
blood money;
it looks like
Tom Sawyer’s new Gang
missed a few spots –
there were
not enough funds;
there were
gaping holes
in the contract.

to each his own
consists of
black, white;
shades of gray…
and, if we’re lucky,
there’s still color
on the edges.

Brian is tending the bar over at dVerse – today, we are to write poems inspired by Sue Ann‘s lovely artwork. Come join us!

photo credits: Sue Ann

A Rainy Day At Work

on the day where there is no sky but rain
i become
an island in the sun.

drenched faces,
part rain,
part sweat…
but mostly tears
greet me around every corner.

i want to open my umbrella ~
but that would be impolite.
so i listen to humans’ heavy rains…
and smile, secretly

i love the rain…
just not
and on
every. single. face.

good luck
trying to drown the island.

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