Saturday, 19 November 2011

THANKS TO THE THIEF

The right man has been cornered.
His freedom quietly lost,
not five minutes hence
he enjoyed the smoky frost
against his cheek
as a devoted wanderer
of dime stores.

Pocketing the arbitrary trinket,
he strode crookedly towards the exit.
It was an item that no one cared to spare
a thought towards.

He did the proprietor a favour
by purloining such stock,
by offering space
where the customers did
but wince.

Now the browsers did not miss
the garish contrast
between the poorly-carved cherubs
and the opulent chandeliers,
as they noted the distance
between trash and pomp.

The foolish man gave a value
that superseded the stolen item
with its counterfeit charm.

3 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing this to the world. It is quite poetic

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  2. Your work is excellent, I must dig deeper.

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