Today's poem is by Jehanne Dubrow
Puberty, as the Character of Gordon Gekko
Wall Street (1987)
Greed was good, and I
was wingtipped and diversified.
I had a lot to teach you, pal,
about the way ambition ticks
inside of us, how it rises like a stock
then bottoms out.
I clipped the caps of big cigars.
I sold while things were hot.
Who fucked with me was fucked.
Kid, buddy, schmuckI was the art
of war, if war was suspenders
and a shark-blue shirt.
I was the fat portfolio, fat wad
of bills, vein of fat in a slab of beef.
Greed was good. And I
was a Maserati driven off a cliff.
Copyright © 2012 Jehanne Dubrow All rights reserved
from Red Army Red
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