Today's poem is by Nancy Chen Long
The Common Wealth, Cash and Carry
Everyone sells out. Someone somewhere
is shilling. Ammunition
sells like water
fallscareens like a creek flows.
Never straight. See? bullets
In the streets, a wealth of wellarmed
children fills our shoes.
our moonlight serenade
the howl of coyotes.
Auctioned, we are fat now,
content, with our pistols cocked.
Copyright © 2017 Nancy Chen Long All rights reserved
from Light Into Bodies
The University of Tampa Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
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