Captain's Table, poetry by Gerry Stefanson at Spillwords.com
Kumiko Hawkes - Shizen Photography (Gabriola Island)

Captain’s Table

Passages

Captain’s Table

written by: Gerry Stefanson

@gerry_stefanson

 

Gad – Zooks – there outside my door
sitting on my stoops
leaning on the posts.
What should one expect
from so fair and primed
scallywags and scoundrels.

Gad-Zooks – they attended the same schools
read the same books
follow the same everythings.
What should one expect
this collected of one mind
dress to kill and doing so fine.

Heavens to Betsy – whiter than white/blacker than black
privilege on privilege/ moneyed and stacked.
cars with drivers for a few/ Porsche/Bemiers others make do.
What should one expect
why very little of course/they sit a tall horse
they know the right words/they inform us all the time.

When the great three percent
share/gift the honest present,
at what price are we sold.

That, the most of poverty know
the most expensive thing,
is everything.
When you’re poor,
at whatever degree,
when they tap at your wallet
always waiting at your door.
Gad-Zooks!

 

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Passages series photography by Kumiko Hawkes – Shizen Photography

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