Time on Water by Robert Gibbons

Small Caps & Nasdaq Slip in Thin Trading

Dark grey sea like the pin-striped suit sitting next to me. White caps, his hair. Rain, letters, or figures in The Wall Street Journal. This stern Nor'easter, less threatening than even one contestant in the rat race. No information valuable enough to take with him, he leaves the paper behind in his seat. I pick it up & fold it under the soaked cover of my canvas bag hoping to keep any wit in my poems dry.

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