A Fable

By Anna Maria Hong
Purveyor of  rot and whatnot,
entrepreneur of  I forgot,
with wrists hard as hammers — 
that birthmark a slot — 

grip it, strip it, flip it hard — 
ramp my shard.
If  fear be sexy, a synch
& a match — 

Gone the way of  wax & worms — 
gone like November 2011 — 
sweet by nature, mean by culture — 

“Goodbye, luck, you idiot,”
said the Fox to the Grapes.
“I love you,” replied the Grapes.

Source: Poetry (April 2013).

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