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Sitting in a cloak of black conservatism:

I feel my hands,
oily on the desk like shortening in
slate gray cookie pans,
the speedway inside forcing the absence of 

And my thoughts,
so flippant to implore
if a man with a chartreuse neck tie
can see the long wet streaks
across the cherry plane.

He speaks,
a sequence of interrogatives
common to the bored walls
of serious conference,
evoking tone inflection
in the pattern of polite.

Darest I mention truth?

I am your whore;
infect me with smug integrity,
smack me with false prophet leadership,
just leave some crisp bills
on the nightstand, sugar.

Yet my voice models his wavelength,
relaying back the catchy tired language
of one hit wonders;
eyes brighten,
hands extend
from the man who owns a chartreuse tie.


awards a loaf of Wonder bread,
and a two bedroom lower.

Copyright © Michele Nold-Godleske

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  1. Date: 4/15/2009 12:34:00 PM
    Surprisingly very smooth and awesome poem! I didn't expect the twist in between of such blatant honesty with the speaker's feelings. Congratulations for placing in Sami's contest! Well done!

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 6:27:00 AM
    Wow. Cynical, honest and extremely well penned. Congrats on your win in Sami's contest. Awesome write! Love, shar

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 11:18:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in the contest, great poem, well written.. constance

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 8:47:00 PM
    Congratulation for placing in Sami’s Contest. Fantastic poem, Michele! Ruben.