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The Greasy Pole of Success

written by: Mark Kodama


The kettle boils at an ever frenetic pace
The faster we run the more we remain in place
We shimmy up the greasy pole of success
Only to slip down into the abyss.
God’s whisper cuts like a knife.
Do something meaningful with your life.

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama is a trial attorney and former newspaper reporter who lives in Washington, D.C. He is working on Las Vegas Tales, a work of philosophy, told through poems and stories. His 100 short stories, poems and essays have been published in anthologies, literary magazines and journals.
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